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Sellout : the politics of racial betrayal

Author: Randall Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Kennedy grapples with a stigmatized phrase: "selling out," or racial betrayal, a subject of much anxiety and acrimony in Black America. He atomizes the changing meanings of the term and shows how its usage bedevils blacks and whites. He begins his exploration with a historical definition of the "black" community, accounting for who is considered black and who is not. He looks at the ways in which prominent members  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kennedy, Randall, 1954-
Sellout.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2008
(DLC) 2007028052
(OCoLC)154799735
Named Person: Clarence Thomas; Clarence Thomas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Kennedy
ISBN: 9780307377203 0307377202
OCLC Number: 669067085
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Who is "black"? --
The idea of the sellout in Black American history --
The idea of the sellout in contemporary Black America --
The case of Clarence Thomas --
Passing as selling out --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Randall Kennedy.
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Abstract:

Kennedy grapples with a stigmatized phrase: "selling out," or racial betrayal, a subject of much anxiety and acrimony in Black America. He atomizes the changing meanings of the term and shows how its usage bedevils blacks and whites. He begins his exploration with a historical definition of the "black" community, accounting for who is considered black and who is not. He looks at the ways in which prominent members of that community--Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Barack Obama, among others--have been stigmatized as sellouts. He outlines the history of the suspicion of racial betrayal among blacks, shows how current fears of selling out are expressed in thought and practice, and offers a case study of the quintessential "sellout"--Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, perhaps the most vilified black public official in American history.--From publisher description.

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