Terri Sewell’s impressive study of black political participation in Britain was one of the first to provide an in-depth analysis of how ethnic minorities gained access to electoral politics. Using the campaign for ‘Black Sections’ in the Labour Party as a case study, she examines the long-running controversy of black electoral representation. She concludes that after the important progress of the 1980s, black political participation was already facing a period of retrenchment by 1990, with black representatives performing a valuable but limited lobbying and symbolic role. She identifies the key to renewed change in the growing self-confidence of black Britons.
Based on extensive interviews with key figures in black British politics, Black Tribunes established Terri Sewell as a leading authority on the subject. She is now member of the Democratic Party in the US and has been the representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district since 2011.
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