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The Resource Democracy in Black : How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr

Democracy in Black : How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr

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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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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 polemic on the state of black America that argues that we don't yet live in a post-racial society"--
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contains biographical information
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Democracy in Black : How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A thick fog of unreality -- The Great Black Depression -- The \value gap -- Racial habits -- White fear -- Restless sleep after King's dream -- Between two worlds -- President Obama and black liberals -- A revolution of value -- Resurrection -- Democracy in black
Control code
sky2ocm78171013
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780804137416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015028508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Democracy in Black : How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A thick fog of unreality -- The Great Black Depression -- The \value gap -- Racial habits -- White fear -- Restless sleep after King's dream -- Between two worlds -- President Obama and black liberals -- A revolution of value -- Resurrection -- Democracy in black
Control code
sky2ocm78171013
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780804137416
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015028508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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