Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America by Mark Ledwidge,Kevern Verney,Inderjeet Parmar

By Mark Ledwidge,Kevern Verney,Inderjeet Parmar

The 2008 presidential election was once celebrated world wide as a seminal second in U.S. political and racial historical past. White liberals and different progressives framed the election throughout the prism of swap, whereas formerly said demographic alterations have been swiftly heralded because the sunrise of a "post-racial" the USA. in spite of the fact that, by way of 2011, a lot of the post-election idealism had dissipated within the wake of an on-going monetary and fiscal challenge, escalating wars in Afghanistan and Libya, and the increase of the right-wing Tea social gathering movement.

By putting Obama within the old context of U.S. race family members, this quantity interrogates the idealized and revolutionary view of yank society complex through a lot of the mainstream literature on Obama. Barack Obama and the parable of a Post-Racial America takes a cautious examine the ancient, cultural and political dimensions of race within the usa, utilizing an interdisciplinary research that includes ways from historical past, political technological know-how, and sociology. every one bankruptcy addresses arguable matters comparable to no matter if Obama will be thought of an African-American president, no matter if his presidency really introduced the type of deep-rooted adjustments that have been in the beginning prophesised, and even if Obama has deserted his center African-American constituency in favour of projecting a race-neutral procedure designed to take care of centrist support.

Through innovative, severely trained, and cross-disciplinary analyses, this assortment without delay addresses the scale of race in American society throughout the lens of Obama’s election and presidency.

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