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The Resource Democracy in Black

Democracy in Black

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Democracy in Black
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Democracy in Black
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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.— PublicBooks.org, favorite books of the last 12 months
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Glaude, Eddie S
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
  • History
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Democracy in Black
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780804137423
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optical disk
Label
Democracy in Black
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:368aa8f2-0ec0-4d12-96b6-dc005aba6dbf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780804137423
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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