The Exclusion of African Americans and Latinos on Boards and Commissions

No One Asked Us: The Under-representation of African Americans and Latinos on Local Boards and Commissions (paperback) offers strategies to engage African-Americans and Latinos in the civic and political life of their community.
By: Harland Henry, Publicist
 
Sept. 29, 2009 - PRLog -- No One Asked Us: The Under-representation of African Americans and Latinos on Local Boards and Commissions written by Dr. Joyce Hamilton Henry, documents how individual and institutional barriers, including racism, work to limit ethnic minority representation in civic affairs. No One Asked Us offers strategies to engage African-Americans and Latinos in the civic and political life of their community.

"Lack of information and institutional racism are among the barriers that exclude African Americans and Latinos from serving on governance bodies. There are qualified individuals to serve on local and state boards and commissions but they are simply not being asked, given information or encouraged to become involved. This effectively denies minorities a place at the table where important decisions are being made" said Dr. Hamilton Henry.

Joyce Hamilton Henry has a Master's in Social Work from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph. D. in Social Policy from Brandeis University. Dr. Hamilton Henry has worked with local and state governments, non-profits, academia, ethnic and faith-based groups to engage African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Pacific Americans in the civic life of their community.

No One Asked Us is published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, and is available on Amazon.com

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Harland Henry is President and CEO of SunBiz Showcase Alliance, a business consulting company. He may be contacted at 321.219.9732 for book signings and presentations for Dr. Joyce Hamilton Henry or you may visit http://www.sunbizshowcasealliance.com for more information.
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