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The Quotable Black Scholar: Cathy Cohen on Black Youth and Political Participation

February 27th, 2012 by Ajuan Mance

Cathy Cohen (b. 1962)

(Source: The University of Chicago Chronicle)


[W]hen we include black youth as full and equal members of our political community, it means that we acknowledge their worth and will debate and pursue politics that reflects their priorities and needs.

–Cathy Cohen, interviewed by Henry Jenkins for Confessions of an Aca Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins

Biographical Notes: Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science. She is the author of two books, Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Oxford University Press 2010) and The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press 1999), and many articles. She earned her B.A. at Miami University and her Ph.D. in political science at the University of Michigan.

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