The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America


A provocative and energetic deep dive into the which means of America's first black presidency, from “one of the main swish and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics this day” (Vanity Fair).

Michael Eric Dyson explores the strong, stunning manner the politics of race have formed Barack Obama’s identification and groundbreaking presidency. How has President Obama dealt publicly with race—as the nationwide traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie grey, and Walter Scott have performed out in the course of his tenure? What do we study from Obama's significant race speeches approximately his method of racial clash and the black feedback it provokes? 

Dyson explores no matter if Obama’s use of his personal biracialism as a radiant image has been pushed via the president’s wish to steer clear of a painful ethical looking on race. And he sheds mild on identification concerns in the black energy constitution, telling the interesting tale of ways Obama has spurned conventional black strength agents, considerably lowering their leverage. 

President Obama’s personal voice—from an Oval workplace interview granted to Dyson for this book—along with these of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew younger, and Maxine Waters, between others, upload special intensity to this profound travel of the nation’s first black presidency.

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