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Democracy In Black

Author : Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
ISBN : 0804137412
Genre : History
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A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society, from a promising new public voice at Princeton University America's great promise of equality still rings most hollow in the ears of its black community. From the murder of Trayvon Martin to the Supreme Court's dismantling of the Voting Rights Act to the disaster visited upon middle-class black families by the bursting of the housing bubble, it is clear that black America faces a dire emergency--at the very moment when the election of the first black president prompts citizens and politicians alike to believe we've turned the page on the country's legacy of racism and discrimination. "Democracy in Black" is Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s impassioned response. Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, it makes the case that multiple forces have conspired to deepen the impoverishment of black communities. Whether discussing the disproportionate wealth lost by blacks in the Great Recession, the complacency of black leaders content with bundling black votes for politicians, or the new political language whereby talk of "entitlements" becomes a code meant to stoke racial fears of working-class whites, Glaude crystallizes the untenable position of black America--and offers thoughts on a better way forward. In the tradition of Cornel West's "Race Matters," Glaude has written 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.

Democracy In Black

Author : Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
ISBN : 9780804137423
Genre : Social Science
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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. — PublicBooks.org, favorite books of the last 12 months

The American Soul

Author : Jacob Needleman
ISBN : 1585422266
Genre : History
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Examines how the spiritual beliefs and vision of America's founders shaped the country's history and culture and assesses the influence of the spiritual traditions of African slaves, Native Americans, and early mystical communities on colonial America.

Exodus

Author : Eddie S. Glaude
ISBN : 0226298205
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No other story in the Bible has fired the imaginations of African Americans quite like that of Exodus. Its tale of suffering and the journey to redemption offered hope and a sense of possibility to people facing seemingly insurmountable evil. Exodus! shows how this biblical story inspired a pragmatic tradition of racial advocacy among African Americans in the early nineteenth century—a tradition based not on race but on a moral politics of respectability. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., begins by comparing the historical uses of Exodus by black and white Americans and the concepts of "nation" it generated. He then traces the roles that Exodus played in the National Negro Convention movement, from its first meeting in 1830 to 1843, when the convention decided—by one vote—against supporting Henry Highland Garnet's call for slave insurrection. Exodus! reveals the deep historical roots of debates over African-American national identity that continue to rage today. It will engage anyone interested in the story of black nationalism and the promise of African-American religious culture.

African American Religion

Author : Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
ISBN : 9780195182897
Genre : Religion
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"African American Religion offers a provocative historical and philosophical treatment of the religious life of African Americans. Glaude argues that the phrase "African American religion" is meaningful only insofar as it singles out the distinctive waysreligion has been leveraged by African Americans to respond to different racial regimes in the United States. That bold claim frames how he reads the historical record. Slavery, Jim Crow, and current appeals to color blindness serve as a backdrop for histreatment of conjure, African American Christianity and Islam"--

More Beautiful And More Terrible

Author : Imani Perry
ISBN : 9780814767368
Genre : Law
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For a nation that often optimistically claims to be post-racial, we are still mired in the practices of racial inequality that plays out in law, policy, and in our local communities. One of two explanations is often given for this persistent phenomenon: On the one hand, we might be hypocritical—saying one thing, and doing or believing another; on the other, it might have little to do with us individually but rather be inherent to the structure of American society. More Beautiful and More Terrible compels us to think beyond this insufficient dichotomy in order to see how racial inequality is perpetuated. Imani Perry asserts that the U.S. is in a new and distinct phase of racism that is “post-intentional”: neither based on the intentional discrimination of the past, nor drawing upon biological concepts of race. Drawing upon the insights and tools of critical race theory, social policy, law, sociology and cultural studies, she demonstrates how post-intentional racism works and maintains that it cannot be addressed solely through the kinds of structural solutions of the Left or the values arguments of the Right. Rather, the author identifies a place in the middle—a space of “righteous hope”—and articulates a notion of ethics and human agency that will allow us to expand and amplify that hope. To paraphrase James Baldwin, when talking about race, it is both more terrible than most think, but also more beautiful than most can imagine, with limitless and open-ended possibility. Perry leads readers down the path of imagining the possible and points to the way forward.

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