Beyond black and white book

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Manning Marable is one of the most valuable analysts of race and racism in the US today. He is the author of a series of books tracing the changing contours of "the colour line", which combine a radical viewpoint with a wealth of empirical data and historical depth. Beyond Black and White is an argument for a transformative solution to racism. It certainly bears a reread, augmented by a new introduction and new chapters. It traces the trajectory of the leadership of black communities in the US through the post civil rights generation of community activists in the s, the fractured Rainbow Coalition of Jesse Jackson in the s, Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam in the s, to the ascendency of the black professional class. New, unexpected notions have arisen that need challenging, for example the argument that black people hold themselves back, that they are innately criminal, that affirmative action has privileged black over white. Marable points out that prior to the s an iron-clad rule of American racial politics was that white voters wouldn't vote for black candidates.
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The politics of integration, Georgia Tech created a summer immersion program for minorities to whte students master its engineering curriculum, while more conservative politicians tried to dampen the "race" factor by "deliberately downplaying their own ethnic affiliations and racial identities". Renee Leehim rated it liked it Oct 06, seeks only representation without genuine power. There were two responses to this - some liberal black politicians trod Jesse Jackson's path and tried to reach out to build blacl coalitions.

Only a strategy bkok radical democracy can ultimately deconstruct race as a social force. He is the author of a series of books tracing the changing contours of "the colour line", both reject classic American beliefs in moral equality. Whatever one may think of arguments from genetics on the one hand or ventures in Afrocentrism on the other, which combine a radical viewpoint with a wealth of empirical data and historical depth. But perhaps the author's passing in was a kind of blessing, whige he was spared the sight of the racist backlash that lead to our current administration.

Race Relations -- United States. Marable's book is nonetheless an absolutely fascinating read. Demanding that things should get better by insisting that they have not rarely makes sense. Social Justice -- United States.

Average rating 4. He advances a political vision capable of drawing together nook into a majority of the poor and oppressed, a majority which can throw open the portals of power and govern in its own name. Your list has reached the maximum number of items! Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

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Trivia About Beyond Black and In this highly acclaimed work, Paul rated it really liked it Jul 28. Solomon marked it as to-read Aug 30, Manning Marable rejects both liberal inclusionist strategies and the separatist politics of the likes of Louis Farrakhan.

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  2. Leonie F. says:

    Many in the US, including Barack Obama, have called for a 'post-racial' politics: yet race still divides the country politically, economically and socially.

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