In some quarters it was a courteous rejection, in others it was a singing white backlash
Musgrove reminds us that a critical component of post-civil rights politics was the white backlash
to the incorporation of African Americans into the US political sys tem.
However, they fear a white backlash
among rank and file officers who feel they have already been passed over for promotion.
According to Norrell, Washington's life and racial leadership style were shaped in the nexus between black emancipation from slavery and the intense white backlash
against the policies of Reconstruction.
To causally link the 1970s white backlash
to the federal government's tacit postwar acceptance of racist GI Bill implementation strains credibility.
On the issue of race, the Obama administration, fearful of a white backlash
, has been careful not to do anything that might look like it favors the Black community.
Even Democratic president Bill Clinton largely governed in concession to white backlash
during his two terms.
King, among others, challenged the idea that this rejection of the movement was a recent phenomenon, asserting repeatedly that "the white backlash
is nothing new.
Instead - occurring as it did against the backdrop of the earlier riots in Watts, Newark and Detroit - the Smith and Carlos protest helped fuel a white backlash
the effects of which still reverberate today.
Roger Hewitt, White Backlash
and the Politics of Multiculturalism.
His narrative contradicts narratives that blame Black Power for the derailing of the Civil Rights movement and the beginnings of the white backlash
that defines much of American politics today.
1) The strategy of harnessing a white backlash
against federal interventionism for civil rights--a strategy that finds its contemporary targets in judicial interventions on abortion and school prayer--has proven wildly successful in the new South.