Democracy in Black

Democracy in Black

How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul

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"A polemic on the state of Black America that argues that we don't yet live in a post-racial society"--
From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency-- even though the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we've solved America's race problem. Glaude argues that we live in a country founded on the premise that white lives are valued more than others, and this still distorts our politics today. He offers thoughts on a better way forward.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780804137416
Branch Call Number: 305.896 GLAUDE
Characteristics: vii, 274 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 07, 2018

"Most Americans see aberrations.....But inequality and racial habits are part of the American Idea.... [During the depression of 2008] ...African Americans lost 31% of their weath....White Americans lost 11%....[by 2009] 35% of African-Americans had zero or negative weath...etc. etc." The Great Recession was caused by white oligarchs who destroyed the lives of massive numbers of African-Americans. And what was done to help the destroyed masses - basically nothing. So after 400 of slavery and discrimination, whites like to believe that these disparities are just by luck, not by design. Dr. Eddie S. Glaude,Jr. states in this book that American history is really a history of white supremacy from 1619 to today.

Nov 28, 2016

How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. What is democracy? Is it only for the dominant group?
For 200 plus years America has learned to value material things rather than humanity.
The struggle continues for a Black American to achieve VALUE; of people deserving the same
rights and privileges of "American Democracy." Otherwise there is no true democracy.


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