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

The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency, Randall Kennedy

Label
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
Language
eng
Summary
The author 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. Randall 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 politics of the Sotomayor confimation -- Addressing race "the Obama way" -- Obama and the future of American race relations
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780307377890
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010052056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn662402884
  • (OCoLC)662402884
Label
The persistence of the color line : racial politics and the Obama presidency, Randall Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 politics of the Sotomayor confimation -- Addressing race "the Obama way" -- Obama and the future of American race relations
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780307377890
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010052056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn662402884
  • (OCoLC)662402884

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