The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream (BOK)

Johnny Bernard Hill

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The First Black President is a critical and passionate reflection on the political and historical implications of an Obama administration concerning the issue of race in America. I intend to argue that Obama's rise to political power has forever changed the contours of race relations in the country as many hail the new age of a "post-racial" society. Yet, what I also show is that an Obama presidency could further complicate real racial progress and could set race relations back in the country for decades to come if not viewed in the proper context. I demonstrate that the Obama presidency must be celebrated as a historical triumph based on America's racist past, yet the struggle for equality, justice and freedom must also intensify with recognition of its global consequences. The problem of race in America no longer just affects its own citizens but impacts cultures around the globe.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Johnny Bernard Hill
ISBN 9780230621145
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 13,9cm x 21cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 242 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political leaders & leadership, Central government policies