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

By Kenneth W. Mack

The election and reelection of Barack Obama ushered in a litany of arguable views in regards to the modern nation of yank race kinfolk. during this incisive quantity, a number of the country’s so much celebrated and unique thinkers on race—historians, sociologists, writers, students, and cultural critics—reexamine the everyday framework of the civil rights circulation with an eye fixed to redirecting our figuring out of the politics of race.

Through provocative and insightful essays, The New Black demanding situations modern photographs of black households, bargains a contentious critique of the relevance of presidential politics, transforms principles approximately genuine and perceived political strength, defies mostly approved notions of "blackness," and usually makes an attempt to cartoon the recent obstacles of debates over race in America.

Bringing a wealth of novel principles and clean views to the general public discourse, The New Black represents an enormous attempt to deal with either power inequalities and the altering panorama of race within the new century.

With contributions by:

Elizabeth Alexander
Jeannine Bell
Paul Butler
Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
Lani Guinier
Jonathan Scott Holloway
Taeku Lee
Glenn C. Loury
Angela Onwuachi-Willig
Orlando Patterson
Cristina M. Rodríguez
Gerald Torres

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