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The New Black: What Has Changed and What Has Not With Race in America

edited by Kenneth W. Mack and Guy-Uriel Charles
New York : The New Press, 2013.
9781595586773, 1595586776, 9781595587992 (e-book), 1595587993 (e-book)
The election and reelection of Barack Obama ushered in a litany of controversial perspectives about the contemporary state of American race relations. In this volume, some of the country's most celebrated and original thinkers on race, historians, sociologists, writers, scholars, and cultural critics, reexamine the familiar framework of the civil rights movement with an eye to redirecting our understanding of the politics of race. Through provocative and insightful essays, this work challenges contemporary images of black families, offers a contentious critique of the relevance of presidential politics, transforms ideas about real and perceived political power, defies commonly accepted notions of "blackness," and generally attempts to sketch the new boundaries of debates over race in America. Bringing a wealth of novel ideas and fresh perspectives to the public discourse, it represents a major effort to address both persistent inequalities and the changing landscape of race in the new century.
  • New black and the death of the civil rights ideal / Kenneth W. Mack & Guy-Uriel Charles
  • Political race and the new black / Lani Guinier & Gerald Torres
  • Déjà vu all over again? : racial contestation in the Obama era / Taeku Lee
  • Immigration and the civil rights agenda / Cristina M. Rodríguez
  • President and the justice : two ways of looking at a post-black man / Paul Butler
  • Racial metamorphosis of Justice Kennedy and the future of civil rights law / Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
  • Right kind of family : silences in a civil rights narrative / Jonathan Scott Holloway
  • John Hope Franklin : the man and his works / Orlando Patterson
  • Puzzles of racial extremism in a "post-racial" world / Jeannine Bell
  • An officer and a gentleman / Angela Onwuachi-Willig
  • Obama is no king : the fracturing of the black prophetic tradition / Glenn C. Loury
  • Free black men / Elizabeth Alexander.
xiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
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