The Black presidency: Barack Obama and the politics of race in America

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A provocative and lively examination of the meaning of America's first black presidency, by the New York Times-bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop. Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama's identity and groundbreaking presidency. How has President Obama dealt publicly with race—as the national traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure? What can we learn from Obama's major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes? Dyson explores whether Obama's use of his own biracialism as a radiant symbol has been driven by the president's desire to avoid a painful moral reckoning on race. And he sheds light on identity issues within the black power structure, telling the fascinating story of how Obama has spurned traditional black power brokers, significantly reducing their leverage.

President Obama's own voice—from an Oval Office interview granted to Dyson for this book—along with those of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, and Maxine Waters, among others, add unique depth to this profound tour of the nation's first black presidency. "Dyson proves...that he is without peer when it comes to contextualizing race in twenty-first-century America... A must-read for anyone who wants to better understand America's racial past, present, and future."—Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Devil in the Grove

"No one understands the American dilemma of race—and Barack Obama's confounding and yet wondrous grappling with it—better than [Dyson.]"—Douglas Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Slavery by Another Name
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Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama's identity and groundbreaking presidency. How has President Obama dealt publicly with race—as the national traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure? What can we learn from Obama's major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes? Dyson explores whether Obama's use of his own biracialism as a radiant symbol has been driven by the president's desire to avoid a painful moral reckoning on race. And he sheds light on identity issues within the black power structure, telling the fascinating story of how Obama has spurned traditional black power brokers, significantly reducing their leverage.

President Obama's own voice—from an Oval Office interview granted to Dyson for this book—along with those of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, and Maxine Waters, among others, add unique depth to this profound tour of the nation's first black presidency.

"Dyson proves...that he is without peer when it comes to contextualizing race in twenty-first-century America... A must-read for anyone who wants to better understand America's racial past, present, and future."—Gilbert King, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Devil in the Grove

"No one understands the American dilemma of race—and Barack Obama's confounding and yet wondrous grappling with it—better than [Dyson.]"—Douglas Blackmon, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Slavery by Another Name
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Politics and government -- 21st century
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Audiobooks
DIGITAL COMPACT DISC
Downloadable audio books
Electronic books
Obama, Barack
Obama, Barack -- Influence
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
Political science
Race -- Political aspects -- United States
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States
United States -- Political aspects
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects
title_displayThe Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America
title_fullThe Black Presidency Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America
The Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America / Michael Eric Dyson
The Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America [electronic resource] / Michael Eric Dyson
The Black presidency: Barack Obama and the politics of race in America / Michael Eric Dyson
The black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America [electronic resource] / Michael Eric Dyson
The black presidency [electronic resource] : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America / Michael Eric Dyson
title_shortThe Black presidency
title_subBarack Obama and the politics of race in America
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Influence
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Obama, Barack
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
Political aspects
Political science
Politics
Politics and government
Race
Race relations
Racism
Sociology