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

Author/Creator:
Touré, 1971-
Edition:
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Publication:
New York : Free Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
African Americans -- Race identity.
United States -- Race relations.
African Americans -- Psychology.
Race relations.
United States.
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. -- From the publsher.
Contents:
Tour(é)ing Blackness / 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, Touré! You ain't Black!"
The 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
Outtakes
Bios.
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781439177556
1439177554
9781439177570
1439177570
9781439177563
1439177562
OCLC:
671238322
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