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What Obama means : --for our culture, our politics, our future

Author: Jabari Asim
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Asim, author of the acclaimed "The N Word," provides the context needed to understand what the Obama presidency means to Americans of all backgrounds, showing how African American performers, athletes, rhetoricians, and leaders laid the groundwork for Obama and how Obama turned the old civil-rights model of African American leadership on its head.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asim, Jabari, 1962-
What Obama means.
New York : William Morrow, c2009
(OCoLC)681441865
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jabari Asim
ISBN: 9780061711336 0061711330
OCLC Number: 232977676
Description: xii, 223 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Convergence --
What cool can do --
Love and baseball --
At the threshold --
Leading men --
Figures of speech --
Brothers from other planets --
Fired up --
The tattered veil --
The new Black, the new America.
Responsibility: Jabari Asim.
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Asim, author of the acclaimed "The N Word," provides the context needed to understand what the Obama presidency means to Americans of all backgrounds, showing how African American performers, athletes, rhetoricians, and leaders laid the groundwork for Obama and how Obama turned the old civil-rights model of African American leadership on its head.

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