at this defining moment barack obama s presidential candidacy and the new politics of race

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At This Defining Moment

Author : Enid Lynette Logan
ISBN : 9780814738023
Genre : Social Science
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In January 2009, Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States. In the weeks and months following the election, as in those that preceded it, countless social observers from across the ideological spectrum commented upon the cultural, social and political significance of “the Obama phenomenon.” In “At this Defining Moment,” Enid Logan provides a nuanced analysis framed by innovative theoretical insights to explore how Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy both reflected and shaped the dynamics of race in the contemporary United States. Using the 2008 election as a case study of U.S. race relations, and based on a wealth of empirical data that includes an analysis of over 1,500 newspaper articles, blog postings, and other forms of public speech collected over a 3 year period, Logan claims that while race played a central role in the 2008 election, it was in several respects different from the past. Logan ultimately concludes that while the selection of an individual African American man as president does not mean that racism is dead in the contemporary United States, we must also think creatively and expansively about what the election does mean for the nation and for the evolving contours of race in the 21st century.

America Is Not Post Racial Xenophobia Islamophobia Racism And The 44th President

Author : Algernon Austin
ISBN : 9781440841262
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the first in-depth examination of the 25 million Americans with the most intense hatred of President Obama—arguably the most Republican-friendly of recent Democratic presidents—and what the mindsets of these "Obama Haters" teach us about race and ethnicity in America today. • Offers a critique of Obama from the left on his health insurance reform, judicial and political appointments, civil liberties policies, educational reforms, and strategy for dealing with African American concerns • Presents hard data showing that Obama Haters are so extreme in their conservatism and in their anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, and anti-black attitudes that in comparison, Tea Party supporters appear to be moderate • Boldly identifies strategies for dealing with white racial anxiety about a diversifying America • Provides empirically derived estimates of the percentage of the American public with strong anti-black, anti-Latino, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim attitudes

Africana Womanism Race Gender In The Presidential Candidacy Of Barack Obama

Author : Clenora Hudson-Weems
ISBN : 9781438903279
Genre : Social Science
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Obama's American Dream--Non-Discrimination, Economic Salvation & Humanity A Blueprint for the Restoration of America's Global Image and Leadership Columbia, MO-Africana Womanism & Race & Gender in the Presidential Candidacy of Barack Obama, advocating unity as a panacea for all societal ills, expounds on an authentic paradigm for all African Diaspora women. Clenora Hudson-Weems, PhD, uses Africana Womanism as a template for interpreting political activity, particularly the current controversial debates surrounding the Nation's 1st Black nominee for the Democratic Party for President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. The story of authenticity, human survival, economic security & racial healing for all, this book logically moves from the proper naming & defining of the Africana woman in Part One, to commentaries in Part Two on the biggest obstacle for our society--racism. The book exposes how this phenomenon insidiously impacts upon personal & public relationships, culminating in the current historical moment, as it unfolds in the ascendance of a Black man, Senator Barack Obama, to candidacy of presidency for the USA with his wife, Michelle, the potential 1st Lady. With the mission of restoring America's image and leadership once again in the global world, he has the potential of becoming one of the best U. S. Presidents ever. President & CEO of Hip Hop Culture, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., who wrote the Foreword, refers to Clenora as "profound in her discourse;" Atty. Alvin O. Chambliss, Jr., who wrote the Afterword, quotes her as saying "There is a great difference between discrimination by privilege & protection and discrimination by deprivation & exclusion;" Lillian Smith, Emmy Award Winner as former producer of T.V. Talk show, DONAHUE, acknowledges Clenora's "spiritual sense of genuine sisterhood;" & Barry Morrow, Oscar Award-Winning Co-Writer of Rain Man, calls her "a seasoned social, cultural, and political thinker."

From The Bullet To The Ballot

Author : Jakobi Williams
ISBN : 9781469608167
Genre : Social Science
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In this comprehensive history of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party (ILBPP), Chicago native Jakobi Williams demonstrates that the city's Black Power movement was both a response to and an extension of the city's civil rights movement. Williams focuses on the life and violent death of Fred Hampton, a charismatic leader who served as president of the NAACP Youth Council and continued to pursue a civil rights agenda when he became chairman of the revolutionary Chicago-based Black Panther Party. Framing the story of Hampton and the ILBPP as a social and political history and using, for the first time, sealed secret police files in Chicago and interviews conducted with often reticent former members of the ILBPP, Williams explores how Hampton helped develop racial coalitions between the ILBPP and other local activists and organizations. Williams also recounts the history of the original Rainbow Coalition, created in response to Richard J. Daley's Democratic machine, to show how the Panthers worked to create an antiracist, anticlass coalition to fight urban renewal, political corruption, and police brutality.

Obama And Race

Author : Richard H King
ISBN : 9781317995517
Genre : Social Science
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In this collection, academics from both sides of the Atlantic analyze the confluence of a politician, a process, and a problem - Barack Obama, the 2008 US presidential election, and the 'problem' of race in contemporary America. The special focus falls upon Barack Obama himself, who appears in many guises: as an individual from biracial and transnational backgrounds; a skilled, urban African-American organizer and then politician; and as intellectual and author of a bestselling autobiographical exploration. There is a certain representative quality about Obama that makes him a convenient way into the labyrinth of American race relations, national and regional politics (including the South and Hawaii), and past history (particularly from the 1960s to the present). Contributors also explore the role Michelle Obama has played in this process, both separately from and together with her husband, while one theme running through many chapters concerns the myriad ways that the American left, right and centre differ on the nature and future of race in a country that daily becomes more mixed in ethnic and racial terms. Race is everywhere; race is nowhere. The essays are grouped by their approach to the topic of Obama and race: via historical analysis, cultural studies, political science and sociology, as well as pedagogy. The result is an exciting mix of perspectives on one of the most fascinating phenomena of our time. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice.

The Iconic Obama 2007 2009

Author : Nicholas A. Yanes
ISBN : 9780786492695
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How is Barack Obama represented in popular culture? More than the United States’ 44th president, he is also a lens through which we can examine politics, art, comics, and music in various contexts. The essays in this collection focus on the buildup to the 2008 election as well as Obama’s first year as president, a brief historical moment in which “Obama” was synonymous with possibility. The contributors represent a variety of scholarly fields such as film, journalism, mass communication, popular culture and African American studies, each adding a unique perspective on Obama’s relationship to American culture.

The Election Of Barack Obama

Author : Jason Porterfield
ISBN : 9781448801428
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book examines the historic election of President Barack Obama, the transformation of race relations in the United States, and the achievements of prominent African American politicians.

Citizens In The Present

Author : Maria de los Angeles Torres
ISBN : 9780252094910
Genre : Social Science
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Although media coverage often portrays young people in urban areas as politically apathetic or disruptive, this book provides an antidote to such views through narratives of dedicated youth civic engagement and leadership in Chicago, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro. This innovative comparative study provides nuanced accounts of the personal experiences of young people who care deeply about their communities and are actively engaged in a variety of public issues. Drawing from extensive interviews and personal narratives from the young activists themselves, Citizens in the Present presents a vibrant portrait of a new, politically involved generation.


Author : Phillip W. Johnson
ISBN : 9781493171743
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Barack Hussein Obama has been my political muse from the moment I began writing about him. He became the 2nd President of the 21st Century, an era where Presidents now must contend with the vortex of the 24-hour new cycle, the blogosphere, and all in between. This book in short is about responses, as President Obama’s candidacy, and Presidency have elicited responses from opponents, and supporters both domestic and foreign. During that time Mr. Obama has had to respond to both criticism and praise, challenges from within, and challenges from a far. Finally, this book is a compilation of my own personal observations of Barack Obama as a candidate, and President. Although I was a supporter of Mr. Obama both physically, and financially, I want the reader to be clear, this book is not a blanket endorsement of the policies of President Obama, as it offers praise when needed, delivers criticisms when deserved, and rose what I felt to be thoughtful questions when appropriate.

Debatable Humor

Author : Patrick A. Stewart
ISBN : 9780739166963
Genre : Humor
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Debatable Humor focuses on understanding the behavior of individual candidates within the context of political debates, and uses an evolutionary psychology perspective to understand the roots of this behavior. Specifically, it considers the role humor and laughter plays in selecting leaders and, in turn, how this reflects the values of the political system.

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