Barack Obama and African American Empowerment: The Rise of Black America's New Leadership

Barack Obama and African American Empowerment: The Rise of Black America's New Leadership

by Manning Marable
     
 

Barack Obama and the African-American Empowerment examines the evolution of black leadership and politics since the Civil Rights Movement. It looks at the phenomenon of Barack Obama, from his striking emergence as a successful candidate for the Illinois State Senate to President of the United States, as part of the continuum of African American political

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Barack Obama and the African-American Empowerment examines the evolution of black leadership and politics since the Civil Rights Movement. It looks at the phenomenon of Barack Obama, from his striking emergence as a successful candidate for the Illinois State Senate to President of the United States, as part of the continuum of African American political leaders. The reader also examines the evolving ideals about the roles of government and the economy in addressing the historic disadvantages experienced by many African Americans. Here, some of the nation's most influential intellectuals bring together original scholarship to look at the future of national politics and American race relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230620520
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/10/2009
Series:
Critical Black Studies Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Racializing Obama--Manning Marable
• Background to the New Black Politics
• System Values and African-American Leadership--Robert C. Smith
• The Limits of Black Pragmatism--Ryan Reft
• City Politics and Black Protest--Derek S. Hyra
• Towards a Pragmatic Black Politics--Frederick Harris
• On Black Leadership, Black Politics, and the U.S. Immigration Debate--Mark Sawyer
• The Political Orientations of Young African Americans--David A. Bositis
• The Case for a Neo-Rainbow Electoral Strategy--Danny Glover and Bill Fletcher, Jr.
• The Ethics of Colin Powell--Grant Farred
• The Meaning of Barack Obama
• First Lady in Black--Gerald Horne and Malaika Horne
• The Race Problematic, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Narrative, and the Presidential--Rickey Hill
• From Idol to Obama--Sherrilyn Ifill
• The 2008 Presidential Campaign and Beyond
• Race, Post-Black Politics, and the Obama Candidacy in the 2008--Carly Fraser
• Sovereign Kinship and the President-Elect--Joy James
• You May Not Get There With Me--Kareem Crayton
• Barack Obama and the Black Electorate in Georgia--Keesha M. Middlemass
• Obama’s Candidacy and the Collateral Consequences of the “Politics of Fear”--Gregory S. Parks and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
• Race-Ing The Right to Vote--Kristen Clarke
• About the Authors
• About the Editors
• Index

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