The New Black: What Has Changed--and What Has Not--with Race in America
Kenneth W. Mack
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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.
With contributions by:
Jonathan Scott Holloway
Glenn C. Loury
Cristina M. Rodríguez
have lots of ideas, suggestions really, about why this is. They talk about it all the time. So do President Obama and Justice Thomas. OK, maybe not all the time in President Obama’s case, because it’s race, which he does not like to talk about, but does sometimes, as a duty of office. Here is what they say. Thomas’s critiques of black people are actually more populist than the president’s. The justice’s critiques are focused on black elites. He complained about black leaders watching the
of properties and not just point him in the direction of Montgomery’s black enclaves.) To their credit, the Blitz and Golinsky agents said they’d be happy to work with him to find a place to buy, and in short order he was under contract for a home three doors down from Montgomery’s mayor. Since we didn’t move into that house, I assumed there was a great story to be told about race, housing, integration, privilege, and access. If the story is there (and, really, how could it not be?), it’s lost
marginalize it. With respect to the application of this tradition to moral problems raised by the plight of the Palestinians, this is precisely what he did during his campaign for the presidency. As I ponder these questions, I am reminded of the work of the African American political scientist Martin Kilson, who is professor emeritus of government at Harvard and was a tenured professor at Harvard in the late 1960s and early 70s when student protest caused the university to establish a department
She has authored or edited several articles and three books including Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime and Hate Thy Neighbor, which explores hate crime in integrating neighborhoods. Her research is broadly interdisciplinary, touching on her work in both political science and law. She has served as a trustee of the Law and Society Association (LSA), as treasurer of LSA, and as a member of the American Political Association’s Presidential Taskforce on Political
Times, November 8, 2008. 3. See, for example, Michael Crowley, “Post-Racial, Even White Supremacists Don’t Hate Obama,” New Republic, March 12, 2008, 7; Shelby Steele, “Obama’s Post-Racial Promise,” Los Angeles. Times, November 5, 2008; Tim Rutten, “The Good Generation Gap,” Los Angeles Times, February 6, 2008. 4. See, for example, Michael Fauntroy, “Enough of This ‘Post Racial’ America Stuff,” Huffington Post, December 28, 2008,