Who We Be: A Cultural History Of Race In Post-civil Rights America

January 5, 2016|
Who We Be: A Cultural History Of Race In Post-civil Rights America by Jeff Chang
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New York Times Editor's Choice
Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Work in Popular Culture and American Culture
NAACP Image Award Finalist
Books for a Better Life Award Finalist
Northern California Book Award Finalist

Over the past half-century, the U.S. has seen profound demographic and cultural change. But racial progress still seems distant. After the faith of the civil rights movement, the fervor of multiculturalism, and even the brief euphoria of a "post-racial" moment, we remain a nation divided. Resegregation is the norm. The culture wars flare as hot as ever. How do Americans see race now? Do we see each other any more clearly than before? In a powerful, original, and timely telling, Jeff Chang-the award-winning author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation-looks anew at the tumultuous half-century from the peak of the civil rights era to the colorization and strife of the Obama years. He uncovers a hidden history of American arts, cultural, and social movements that have changed the ways we see each other. Who We Be is at once beautiful and shocking, disquieting and hopeful, even as it urges us to reconsider the yet-unanswered question of how we might all get along.

Table of ContentsSeeing America Part 1: A New Culture, 1963-1979Chapter 1 Rainbow Power: Morrie Turner and the Kids Chapter 2 After Jericho: The Struggle against Invisibility Chapter 3 "The Real Thing": Lifestyling and Its Discontents Chapter 4 Every Man an Artist, Every Artist a Priest: The Invention ofMulticulturalism Chapt...
Title:Who We Be: A Cultural History Of Race In Post-civil Rights AmericaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 8.78 X 7.41 X 0.94 inShipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.78 X 7.41 X 0.94 inPublished:January 5, 2016Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250074894

ISBN - 13:9781250074898

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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