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The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency

Author: Randall Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Pantheon, 2011.
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"Timely--as the 2012 presidential election nears--and controversial for its bracing iconoclasm, The Persistence of the Color Line is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency. Renowned for his cool reason vis--̉vis the pitfalls and clichš of racial discourse, Randall Kennedy--former clerk to late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Harvard  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Hussein Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Kennedy
ISBN: 9780307377890 030737789X
OCLC Number: 662402884
Description: 322 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Obama inaugural --
Obama courts black America --
Obama and white America : "why can't they all be like him?" --
The race card in the campaign of 2008 --
Reverend Wright and my father : reflections on blacks and patriotism --
The racial politics of the Sotomayor confirmation --
Addressing race "the Obama way" --
Obama and the future of American race relations.
Responsibility: Randall Kennedy.

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"Timely--as the 2012 presidential election nears--and controversial for its bracing iconoclasm, The Persistence of the Color Line is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency. Renowned for his cool reason vis--̉vis the pitfalls and clichš of racial discourse, Randall Kennedy--former clerk to late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Harvard professor of law, and author of the New York Times bestseller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Kennedy--gives us shrewd and keen essays on the complex relationship between "the first black president" and his African-American constituency. The Persistence of the Colorline tackles hot-button issues: the nature of racial opposition to Obama; whether Obama has any special responsibility to African-Americans; the increasing irrelevance of traditional racial politics and the consequences thereof; electoral politics and cultural chauvinism; black patriotism and its antithesis (essentialism and rebellion); differences between Obama's presentation of himself to blacks and whites and the challenges posed by the dream of a post-racial society; the far from simple symbolism of Obama as leader of the Joshua generation in a country that has elected only three black senators and two black governors. As the National Law Journal puts it: "Randall Kennedy is doing the smartest work in the area of race." Here, in The Persistence of the Color Line, Kennedy--eschewing the critical excesses of both the left and the right--offers a gimlet eyed view of Obama's triumphs and travails, his strengths and weaknesses, as they pertain to the troubled history of race in America"--

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