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Optimism at all costs : Black attitudes, activism, and advancement in Obama's America

Author: Lessie B Branch
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the wake of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential victory, most Americans believed that race relations would improve. Lessie B. Branch confronts the tension between black Americans' economic realities  Read more...

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Branch, Lessie B.
Optimism at all costs.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017050245
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lessie B Branch
ISBN: 9781613765661 1613765665 9781613765678 1613765673
OCLC Number: 1029071163
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 141 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The Paradoxical Ebullience Problem --
Post-Racial Theories of Racial Inequality --
Critical Discourse Analysis and Narratives of Race --
Ebullience and Action in Black Discourse --
Social Knowledge and Black "Progress" --
Black America at the End of the Obama Era.
Responsibility: Lessie B. Branch.

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