The New Black: What Has Changed and What Has Not with Race in America (edited by Kenneth W. Mack and Guy-Uriel Charles)

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The New Black: What Has Changed and What Has Not with Race in America (edited by Kenneth W. Mack and Guy-Uriel Charles)

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The election and reelection of Barack Obama ushered in a litany of controversial perspectives about the contemporary state of American race relations. In this incisive volume, some of the country’s most celebrated and original thinkers on race—historians, sociologists, writers, scholars, and cultural critics—reexamine the familiar framework of the civil rights movement with an eye to redirecting our understanding of the politics of race.

Through provocative and insightful essays, The New Black challenges contemporary images of black families, offers a contentious critique of the relevance of presidential politics, transforms ideas about real and perceived political power, defies commonly accepted notions of “blackness,” and generally attempts to sketch the new boundaries of debates over race in America.

Bringing a wealth of novel ideas and fresh perspectives to the public discourse, The New Black represents a major effort to address both persistent inequalities and the changing landscape of race in the new century.

Professor Bell's contribution is titled, "The Puzzles of Racial Extremism in a 'post-racial' World."

Professor Fuentes-Rohwer's contribution is titled, "The Racial Metamorphosis of Justice Kennedy and the Future of Civil Rights."

ISBN

9781595586773 (paperback), 9781595587992 (ebook)

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

New Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Civil rights movements-United States-History, African Americans-Civil rights, African Americans-Politics and government, United States-Race Relations

Disciplines

American Politics | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law | Law and Race | Race and Ethnicity

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Full bibliographic details here.

Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, E 185.615 .N384 2013

The New Black: What Has Changed and What Has Not with Race in America (edited by Kenneth W. Mack and Guy-Uriel Charles)

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