The Resource The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency, Randall Kennedy

The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency, Randall Kennedy

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The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency
Title
The persistence of the color line
Title remainder
racial politics and the Obama presidency
Statement of responsibility
Randall Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Timely--as the 2012 presidential election nears--and controversial for its bracing iconoclasm, The Persistence of the Color Line is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency. Renowned for his cool reason vis--̉vis the pitfalls and clichš of racial discourse, Randall Kennedy--former clerk to late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Harvard professor of law, and author of the New York Times bestseller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Kennedy--gives us shrewd and keen essays on the complex relationship between "the first black president" and his African-American constituency. The Persistence of the Colorline tackles hot-button issues: the nature of racial opposition to Obama; whether Obama has any special responsibility to African-Americans; the increasing irrelevance of traditional racial politics and the consequences thereof; electoral politics and cultural chauvinism; black patriotism and its antithesis (essentialism and rebellion); differences between Obama's presentation of himself to blacks and whites and the challenges posed by the dream of a post-racial society; the far from simple symbolism of Obama as leader of the Joshua generation in a country that has elected only three black senators and two black governors. As the National Law Journal puts it: "Randall Kennedy is doing the smartest work in the area of race." Here, in The Persistence of the Color Line, Kennedy--eschewing the critical excesses of both the left and the right--offers a gimlet eyed view of Obama's triumphs and travails, his strengths and weaknesses, as they pertain to the troubled history of race in America"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Randall
Dewey number
973.932092
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.K376 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • African Americans
  • Presidents
  • Racism
  • Race awareness
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency, Randall Kennedy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780307377890
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010052056
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn662402884
  • (OCoLC)662402884
  • 310872
  • 310872
Label
The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency, Randall Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780307377890
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010052056
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn662402884
  • (OCoLC)662402884
  • 310872
  • 310872

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