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

The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency, Randall Kennedy, (electronic resource)

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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
Genre
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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TEFOD
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 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-303) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The Obama inaugural -- Obama courts black America -- Obama and white America : "why can't they all be like him?" -- The race card in the campaign of 2008 -- Reverend Wright and my father : reflections on blacks and patriotism -- The racial policies of the Sotomayor confirmation -- Addressing race "the Obama way" -- Obama and the future of American race relations
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (322 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307379801
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3621BB1F-63D4-4A1A-9128-65F447C74EB4
System control number
  • 2155629
  • 625820
  • (OCoLC)ocn759513300
  • (OCoLC)759513300
  • (OCoLC)ocm759513300
  • 4516-45760
  • (OUa)vtls000852387
  • 2155629
Label
The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency, Randall Kennedy, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-303) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The Obama inaugural -- Obama courts black America -- Obama and white America : "why can't they all be like him?" -- The race card in the campaign of 2008 -- Reverend Wright and my father : reflections on blacks and patriotism -- The racial policies of the Sotomayor confirmation -- Addressing race "the Obama way" -- Obama and the future of American race relations
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (322 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307379801
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3621BB1F-63D4-4A1A-9128-65F447C74EB4
System control number
  • 2155629
  • 625820
  • (OCoLC)ocn759513300
  • (OCoLC)759513300
  • (OCoLC)ocm759513300
  • 4516-45760
  • (OUa)vtls000852387
  • 2155629

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