African Americans in Georgia: A Reflection of Politics and Policy in the New South provides an under-standing of the intersection of race and region while addressing contemporary issues such as the future of elementary and higher education, the nature of health-care disparities, and voting and representation. In this Age of Obama, the idea that race is no longer a barrier to achievement is rampant. However, the research presented here reveals that race and class-based problems remain, and geography often is a contributing factor to those differences. Thus, this book provides a needed study of how race still matters in twenty-first-century America. The essays presented in this volume provide an understanding of progress, but they also explore the depth of the legacy of racial segregation that remains in structural racism and public policy.