From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists.

In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608465620
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 191,973
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. Her articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics , Culture and Society , Jacobin , New Politics , the Guardian , In These Times , Black Agenda Report , Ms. , International Socialist Review , Al Jazeera America , and other publications. Taylor is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

table of contents
Introduction: Ferguson is the Future
A Culture of Racism
From Kerner to Colorblind
Black Faces in High Places
Hope, Change and “I Can’t Breathe”
Black Liberation and the Struggle for Freedom in the 21st century

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am black and i know we will do grate in the usa be black