America Behind the Color Line by Henry Louis Gates (Author) Renowned scholar and New York Times bestselling author Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delivers a stirring and authoritative companion to the major new PBS documentary America Behind the Color Line. The evolution of African American society has split into two very distinct and striking communities, according to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.--the privileged and the disenfranchised. Viewed through the lens of four intrinsic elements of the African American experience--Black Hollywood, The Black Elite, The Ghetto, and The New South--Gates examines the legacy of the Civil Rights movement, tracing the fascinating journey of black people since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Liberal Racism by Jim Sleeper ~ A kind of sequel to Jim Sleeper's earlier The Closest of Strangers: Liberalism and the Politics of Race in New York, this is a tough-minded, provocative indictment of the failure of liberalism in the post-Civil Rights era. As Sleeper sees it, liberals once held the moral high ground because they "fought nobly to help this country rise above color." Now, however, liberals have become blinded by race and have abandoned the fight to create what Sleeper calls the "transracial belonging and civic faith for which Americans of all colors so obviously yearn." Much of what Sleeper has to say here flies in the face of politically correct received wisdom about race, but as an effort to remind Americans that all of us are fundamentally responsible for our fates, this is a much-needed corrective to race-based thinking that has proven unproductive.|
|Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken|