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The new Black : what has changed and what has not with race in America

Author: Kenneth Walter Mack; Guy-Uriel E Charles
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2013.
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The election and reelection of Barack Obama ushered in a litany of controversial perspectives about the contemporary state of American race relations. In this volume, some of the country's most celebrated and original thinkers on race, historians, sociologists, writers, scholars, and cultural critics, reexamine the familiar framework of the civil rights movement with an eye to redirecting our understanding of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Walter Mack; Guy-Uriel E Charles
ISBN: 9781595586773 1595586776 1595587993 9781595587992
OCLC Number: 701019532
Description: xiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The new Black and the death of the civil rights ideal / Kenneth W. Mack & Guy-Uriel Charles --
Political race and the new Black / Lani Guinier & Gerald Torres --
Déjà vu all over again? : racial contestation in the Obama era / Taeku Lee --
Immigration and the civil rights agenda / Cristina M. Rodrøguez --
The president and the justice : two ways of looking at a post-Black man / Paul Butler --
The racial metamorphosis of justice Kennedy and the future of civil rights law / Luis Fuentes-Rohwer --
The right kind of family : silences in a civil rights narrative / Jonathan Scott Holloway --
John Hope Franklin : the man and his works / Orlando Patterson --
The puzzles of racial extremism in a "post-racial" world / Jeannine Bell --
An officer and a gentleman / Angela Onwuachi-Willig --
Obama is no king : the fracturing of the Black prophetic tradition / Glenn C. Loury --
Free Black men / Elizabeth Alexander --
Acknowledgments --
Contributors --
Notes.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth W. Mack and Guy-Uriel Charles.

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The election and reelection of Barack Obama ushered in a litany of controversial perspectives about the contemporary state of American race relations. In this volume, some of the country's most celebrated and original thinkers on race, historians, sociologists, writers, scholars, and cultural critics, reexamine the familiar framework of the civil rights movement with an eye to redirecting our understanding of the politics of race. Through provocative and insightful essays, this work challenges contemporary images of black families, offers a contentious critique of the relevance of presidential politics, transforms ideas about real and perceived political power, defies commonly accepted notions of "blackness," and generally attempts to sketch the new boundaries of debates over race in America. Bringing a wealth of novel ideas and fresh perspectives to the public discourse, it represents a major effort to address both persistent inequalities and the changing landscape of race in the new century.

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