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The Resource Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now, Touré ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now, Touré ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

Label
Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now
Title
Who's afraid of post-blackness?
Title remainder
what it means to be Black now
Statement of responsibility
Touré ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the age of Obama, racial attitudes have become more complicated and nuanced than ever before. Inspired by a president who is unlike any Black man ever seen on our national stage, we are searching for new ways of understanding Blackness. In this book, the author, a commentator and journalist tackles what it means to be Black in America today. He begins by examining the concept of "Post-Blackness," a term that defines artists who are proud to be Black but don't want to be limited by identity politics and boxed in by race. He soon discovers that the desire to be rooted in but not constrained by Blackness is everywhere. In this book he argues that Blackness is infinite, that any identity imaginable is Black, and that all expressions of Blackness are legitimate. Here, he divulges intimate, funny, and painful stories of how race and racial expectations have shaped his life and explores how the concept of Post-Blackness functions in politics, society, psychology, art, culture, and more. He knew he could not tackle this topic all on his own so he turned to 105 of the most important luminaries of our time for frank and thought-provoking opinions, including the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Eric Dyson, Melissa Harris-Perry, Harold Ford Jr., Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Paul Mooney, New York Governor David Paterson, Greg Tate, Aaron McGruder, Soledad O'Brien, Kamala Harris, Chuck D, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and many others. By engaging this eclectic group, and employing his insight, courage, and wit, the author delivers a clarion call on race in America and how we can change our perceptions for a better future. Destroying the notion that there is a correct way of being Black, this book changes how we perceive race
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Touré
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.625
LC item number
.T68 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now, Touré ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223098488183
  • 31223098488159
  • 31223098513527
  • 31223098513519
  • 31223098488209
  • 31223098488266
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
Tour(é)ing blackness / by Michael Eric Dyson -- Forty million ways to be Black -- Keep it real is a prison -- The rise and fall of a post-Black king -- "Shut up, Toure! You ain't Black!" -- Most racist thing that ever happened-- -- The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice, but nobody wants diabetes -- How to build more Baracks -- We are quintessential Americans
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xviii, 251 p.
Isbn
9781439177556
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010042788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 671238322
  • (OCoLC)671238322
Label
Who's afraid of post-blackness? : what it means to be Black now, Touré ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223098488183
  • 31223098488159
  • 31223098513527
  • 31223098513519
  • 31223098488209
  • 31223098488266
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
Tour(é)ing blackness / by Michael Eric Dyson -- Forty million ways to be Black -- Keep it real is a prison -- The rise and fall of a post-Black king -- "Shut up, Toure! You ain't Black!" -- Most racist thing that ever happened-- -- The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice, but nobody wants diabetes -- How to build more Baracks -- We are quintessential Americans
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xviii, 251 p.
Isbn
9781439177556
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010042788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 671238322
  • (OCoLC)671238322

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