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Author Glaude, Eddie S., Jr., 1968-

Title Democracy in black : how race still enslaves the American soul / Eddie S. Glaude, Jr..

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.896 GLA    DUE 03-01-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description vii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary "America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans, but today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency--at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we've solved America's race problem. Democracy in Black is Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s impassioned response. Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, it argues that we live in a country founded on a "value gap"--with white lives valued more than others'--that still distorts our politics today. Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civil rights era have reached a dead end, or why only remaking democracy from the ground up can bring real change, Glaude crystallizes the untenable position of black America--and offers thoughts on a better way forward."--Dust jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-262) and index.
Subject African Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Race discrimination -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780804137416 (hardback)

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