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The African American Electorate: A statistical history by How have African Americans voted over time? What types of candidates and issues have been effective in drawing people to vote? These are just two of the questions that The African American Electorate: A Statistical History attempts to answer by bringing together all of the extant, fugitive and recently discovered registration data on African-American voters from Colonial America to the present. This pioneering work also traces the history of the laws dealing with enfranchisement and disenfranchisement of African Americans and provides the election return data for African-American candidates in national and sub-national elections over this same time span. Combining insightful narrative, tabular data, and original maps, The African American Electorate offers students and researchers the opportunity, for the first time, to explore the relationship between voters and political candidates, identify critical variables, and situate African Americans' voting behavior and political phenomena in the context of America's political history.
Call Number: Available online and in Library: Stacks JK1924 .W35 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Black Stats by
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Publication Date: 2014-01-28
Black Statsa comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americansis an essential reference for anyone attempting to fathom the complex state of our nation.
The State of Black NY
This report covers vital, contemporary issues affecting African Americans in New York City. It was commissioned by The New York Urban League to examine the position of Black households in the city’s growth economy and highlights disparities among Black New Yorkers and proposes solutions across the organization’s program areas: Economics, Education, Digital Divide, Civic Engagement, Social (Criminal) Justice, and Health.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Find statistics and surveys related to law enforcement.
Criminal Justice Fact Sheet | NAACP
"The criminal justice system is heavily impacted by the bias of police mentality, as well as outdated judicial precedents. It is largely driven by racial disparities, which directly obstruct and deconstruct our minority communities..."
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program | FBI
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program generates statistics for use in law enforcement. It also provides information for students of criminal justice, researchers, the media, and the public.
Databases for statistics
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U.S. demographic data, maps, and reports taken from the Federal Census, from 1940 to 2000, including the ability to generate maps and data sets for NYC neighborhoods and boroughs (try starting with the Profiles option).
View tutorials on using maps
or using reports
United States Census Bureau
Explore census data. The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
Infoshare Online This link opens in a new window
Demographic data for New York
Statista This link opens in a new window
Provides access to recent statistics and studies including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases. Includes a powerful Business Plan export tool.
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