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Stamped from the beginning the definitive history of racist ideas in America

by Kendi, Ibram X.,

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Summary
Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever.
Contents
Part I. Cotton Mather
Human hierarchy
Origins of racist ideas
Coming to America
Saving souls, not bodies
Black hunts
Great awakening
Part II. Thomas Jefferson
Enlightenment
Black exhibits
Created equal
Uplift suasion
Big bottoms
Colonization
Part III. William Lloyd Garrison
Gradual equality
Imbruted or civilized
Soul
The impending crisis
History's emancipator
Ready for freedom?
Reconstructing slavery
Reconstructing blame
Part IV. W.E.B. Du Bois
Renewing the south
Southern horrors
Black Judases
Great white hopes
The Birth of a Nation
Media suasion
Old deal
Freedom brand
Massive resistance
Part V. Angela Davis
The act of civil rights
Black power
Law and order
Reagan's drugs
New Democrats
New Republicans
99.9 percent the same
The extraordinary Negro
Epilogue.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This heavily researched yet easily readable volume explores the roots and the effects of racism in America. Kendi, assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida, offers this history through chronologically arranged sections based on the lives of five figures from American history: socially and politically influential Puritan minister Cotton Mather; President Thomas Jefferson; prominent abolitionist and social reformer William Lloyd Garrison; civil rights activist and author W. E. B. Du Bois; and political activist and writer Angela Davis. Kendi posits that there is a three-way argument happening between segregationists, who blame black people for racial disparities; antiracists, who blame discrimination; and assimilationists, who think everyone is at fault. The narrative smoothly weaves throughout history, culminating in the declaration that as much as we'd like it to be, America today is nowhere near the postracial country that the media declared following the election of Barack Obama in 2008. The hope here is that by studying and remembering the lessons of history, we may be able to move forward to an equitable society.--Vnuk, Rebecca Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Racism United States History
Sociology
African American Nonfiction
Nonfiction
History
United States Race relations.
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :PublicAffairs2016
2016
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-561) and index.
ISBN 9781568584645
9781568588063
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