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Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now
Title:
Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now
Author:
ISBN:
9781439177556

9781439177570

9781439177563
Publication Information:
New York : Free Press, 2011.
Physical Description:
xviii, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
General Note (Repeatable):
Includes index.
Contents:
Tour(é)ing Blackness / Michael Eric Dyson -- Forty million ways to be Black -- Keep it real is a prison -- The rise and fall of a post-Black king -- "Shut up, Touré! You ain't Black!" -- The most racist thing that ever happened ... -- The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice, but nobody wants diabetes -- How to build more Baracks -- We are quintessential Americans -- Outtakes -- Bios.
Abstract:
In the age of Obama, racial attitudes have become more complicated and nuanced than ever before. Inspired by a president who is unlike any Black man ever seen on our national stage, we are searching for new ways of understanding Blackness. In this book, the author, a commentator and journalist tackles what it means to be Black in America today. He begins by examining the concept of "Post-Blackness, " a term that defines artists who are proud to be Black but don't want to be limited by identity politics and boxed in by race. He soon discovers that the desire to be rooted in but not constrained by Blackness is everywhere. In this book he argues that Blackness is infinite, that any identity imaginable is Black, and that all expressions of Blackness are legitimate. -- From the publsher.
Format:
Book