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The Resource Democracy in Black : how race still enslaves the American soul, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr, (electronic resource)

Democracy in Black : how race still enslaves the American soul, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr, (electronic resource)

Label
Democracy in Black : how race still enslaves the American soul
Title
Democracy in Black
Title remainder
how race still enslaves the American soul
Statement of responsibility
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans, but today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency--at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we've solved America's race problem. Democracy in Black is Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s impassioned response. Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, it argues that we live in a country founded on a "value gap"--with white lives valued more than others--that still distorts our politics today. Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civil-rights era have reached a dead end, or why only remaking democracy from the ground up can bring real change, Glaude crystallizes the untenable position of black America--and offers thoughts on a better way forward. Forceful in ideas and unsettling in its candor, Democracy In Black is a landmark book on race in America, one that promises to spark wide discussion as we move toward the end of our first black presidency"--
  • "A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans, but today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency--at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we've solved America's race problem. Democracy in Black is Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s impassioned response. Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, it argues that we live in a country founded on a "value gap"--with white lives valued more than others--that still distorts our politics today. Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civil-rights era have reached a dead end, or why only remaking democracy from the ground up can bring real change, Glaude crystallizes the untenable position of black America--and offers thoughts on a better way forward. Forceful in ideas and unsettling in its candor, Democracy In Black is a landmark book on race in America, one that promises to spark wide discussion as we move toward the end of our first black presidency"--
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1968-
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Glaude, Eddie S.
Dewey number
305.896/0730905
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.G548 2016
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
Label
Democracy in Black : how race still enslaves the American soul, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001599128
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 274 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780804137416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015028508
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001599128
Label
Democracy in Black : how race still enslaves the American soul, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001599128
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 274 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780804137416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015028508
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001599128

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