The Review of Black Political Economy

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 253–265 | Cite as

Black political power and the decline of black land ownership

  • William E. Nelson


The absence of a viable equity base has been costly to the black community both economically and politically. Black dependency on white economic support has served to rob the black community of its autonomous decision-making potential. Further, without the advantage of a steady income and personal property in which they can take pride, many povertystricken Blacks have been unable to develop a serious interest in political activity. At the same time, black organizational efforts—both political and economic—have been crippled by the lack of a sufficient equity base to keep them independently viable.


Black Community Black People Black Political Economy Black Vote County Sheriff 
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© Springer 1978

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