The Puzzles of Racial Extremism in a 'Post-Racial' World
THE NEW BLACK: WHAT HAS CHANGED - AND WHAT HAS NOT - WITH RACE IN AMERICA, Kenneth Mack, Guy Charles, eds. (The New Press, 2013 Forthcoming)
14 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2013
Date Written: 2013
The election and reelection of Barack Obama ushered in a litany of controversial perspectives about the contemporary state of American race relations. In this incisive volume, some of the country’s most celebrated and original thinkers on race - historians, sociologists, writers, scholars, and cultural critics - reexamine the familiar framework of the civil rights movement with an eye to redirecting our understanding of the politics of race.
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. In particular, Prof. Jeannine Bell's chapter explores the extent to which racial violence persists in our communities.
Keywords: race relations, racial violence
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