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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 E. Charles
Alternate Title What has changed and what has not with race in America
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : The New Press, 2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E185.615 .N384 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Race relations
Subject(s) Civil rights movements -- United States -- History
African Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- Politics and government
Physical Description xiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-238)
Contents The new Black and the death of the civil rights ideal / Kenneth W. Mack & Guy-Uriel E. 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 -- The president and the justice: two ways of looking at a post-Black man / Paul Butler -- The racial metamorphosis of Justice Kennedy and the future of civil rights law / Luis Fuentes-Rohwer -- The right kind of family: silences in a civil rights narrative / Jonathan Scott Holloway -- John Hope Franklin: the man and his works / Orlando Patterson -- The 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
Summary 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
Alternate Author Mack, Kenneth Walter, 1964-
Charles, Guy-Uriel E., 1970-

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