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The price of the ticket : Barack Obama and the rise and decline of Black politics

Author: Fredrick C Harris
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Transgressing boundaries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The historical significance of Barack Obama's triumph in the presidential election of 2008 scarcely requires comment. Yet it contains an irony: he won a victory as an African American only by denying that he was the candidate of African Americans. Obama's very success, writes Fredrick Harris, exacted a heavy cost on black politics. In The Price of the Ticket, Harris puts Obama's career in the context of decades of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fredrick C Harris
ISBN: 9780199739677 0199739676
OCLC Number: 757485544
Awards: Winner of Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2013
Description: xviii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Clash of ideas --
Chicago, political capital of Black America --
Entering the promise land --
Respectability as public philosophy --
Wink, nod, vote --
Price of the ticket.
Series Title: Transgressing boundaries.
Responsibility: Fredrick C. Harris.

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"The historical significance of Barack Obama's triumph in the presidential election of 2008 scarcely requires comment. Yet it contains an irony: he won a victory as an African American only by denying that he was the candidate of African Americans. Obama's very success, writes Fredrick Harris, exacted a heavy cost on black politics. In The Price of the Ticket, Harris puts Obama's career in the context of decades of black activism, showing how his election undermined the very movement that made it possible. The path to his presidency began just before passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, when black leaders began to discuss strategies to make the most of their new access to the ballot. Some argued that black voters should organize into a cohesive, independent bloc; others urged a more race-neutral approach, working together with other racial minorities as well as like-minded whites. This has been the fundamental divide within black politics ever since. At first, the gap did not seem serious. But the post-civil-rights era has accelerated a shift towards race-neutral politics. Obama made a point of distancing himself from older race-conscious black leaders, such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson--even though, as Harris shows, he owes much to Jackson's earlier campaigns for the White House. Unquestionably Obama's approach won support among whites, but Harris finds the results troublesome. The social problems targeted by an earlier generation of black politicians--racial disparities in income and education, stratospheric incarceration and unemployment rates, rampant HIV in black communities--all persist, yet Obama's election, ironically, marginalized them. Meanwhile, the civil-rights movement's militancy is fading from memory. Written by one of America's leading scholars of race and politics, The Price of the Ticket will reshape our understanding of the rise of Barack Obama and the decline of a politics dedicated to challenging racial inequality head on"--Publisher description.

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