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African American Representation in the U.S. Foreign Service 1980s-2012: An Empirical Analysis

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dc.contributor.author Malloy, Maggie Bythewood
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-30T09:45:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-30T09:45:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/5943
dc.description A Thesis Submitted To the School Of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for a Masters of Arts in International Relations en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to examine the relationship between race and representation, specifically African Americans and their representation in the United States Foreign Service. This study uses secondary data supplemented by interviews of current Foreign Service Officers. historically, African Americans in the United States have lagged behind in many facets of life, 11ot limited to formal employment, financial, and academic achievement. The Foreign Service of the State Department has since its conception been a career dominated by white men, and in recent history has had racially discriminatory hiring practices. This study seeks to understand why there are a disproportionate number of African Americans in an agency that is supposed to represent the United States to the world. The factors related to socioeconomic status and the history of discrimination have led to the disproportionate number of African Americans in the United States Foreign Service. It is hypothesized that the mechanisms that the Department of State has in place to increase the number of African Americans and other minorities in its ranks have led to a more diverse foreign service. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University- Africa en_US
dc.subject Empirical Analysis en_US
dc.subject 1980s-2012 en_US
dc.subject U.S. Foreign Service en_US
dc.subject African American Representation en_US
dc.title African American Representation in the U.S. Foreign Service 1980s-2012: An Empirical Analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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