By Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
A robust polemic at the nation of black the US that savages the belief of a post-racial society
America's nice promise of equality has regularly rung hole within the ears of African american citizens. yet this day the placement has grown much more dire. From the murders of black adolescence by means of the police, to the dismantling of the vote casting Rights Act, to the catastrophe visited upon negative and middle-class black households by way of the good Recession, it truly is transparent that black the USA faces an emergency--at the very second the election of the 1st black president has brought on many to think we've solved America's race problem.
Democracy in Black is Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s impassioned reaction. half manifesto, half heritage, half memoir, it argues that we are living in a rustic based on a "value gap"--with white lives valued greater than others--that nonetheless distorts our politics at the present time. even if discussing why all american citizens have racial behavior that make stronger inequality, why black politics in response to the civil-rights period have reached a useless finish, or why merely remaking democracy from the floor up can convey actual swap, Glaude crystallizes the untenable place of black America--and bargains innovations on a greater manner ahead. Forceful in rules and unsettling in its candor, Democracy In Black is a landmark publication on race in the US, one who gives you to spark huge dialogue as we circulate towards the top of our first black presidency.
From the Hardcover edition.