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Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line: Dispatches from a Black Journalista (Northeastern Library of Black Literature)

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Los Angeles has had a ringside seat during the long last century of racial struggle in America. The bouts have been over money and jobs and police brutality, over politics and poetry and rap and basketball. Minimizing blackness itself has been touted as the logical and ideal solution to the struggle, but in Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line Erin Aubry Kaplan begs to differ. With eloquence, wit, and high prose style she crafts a series of compelling arguments against black eclipse.

Here are thirty-three insightful and wide-ranging pieces of literary, cultural, political, and personal reporting on the contemporary black American experience. Drawn from the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Salon.com, and elsewhere, this collection also features major new articles on President Barack Obama, black and Hispanic conflicts, and clinical depression. In each, Kaplan argues with meticulous observation, razor-sharp intelligence, and sparkling prose against the trend of black erasure, and for the expansion of horizons of the black American story.

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The minimization of blackness has long been touted as the logical and ideal end to a long history of racial struggle in America that peaked in the 1960s, plateaued for several decades, and culminated in 2009 when a black man was elected to the White House. But is this well-intentioned goal a true measure of racial achievement?

This collection of essays features thirty-three wide-ranging pieces of literary, cultural, political, and personal journalism on the black experience during this time, from the pages of the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, salon.com, and elsewhere--plus major new articles on such topics as President Obama, black and Hispanic conflicts, and depression, appearing here for the first time. In each, Kaplan argues with meticulous observation, razor-sharp intelligence, and sparkling prose against the trend of black erasure, and for the expansion of horizons of the black American story.

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9781555537548
Author:
Kaplan, Erin Aubry
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , The minimization of blackness has long been touted as the logical and ideal end to a long history of racial struggle in America that peaked in the 1960s, plateaued for several decades, and culminated in 2009 when a black man was elected to the White House. But is this well-intentioned goal a true measure of racial achievement?

This collection of essays features thirty-three wide-ranging pieces of literary, cultural, political, and personal journalism on the black experience during this time, from the pages of the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, salon.com, and elsewhere--plus major new articles on such topics as President Obama, black and Hispanic conflicts, and depression, appearing here for the first time. In each, Kaplan argues with meticulous observation, razor-sharp intelligence, and sparkling prose against the trend of black erasure, and for the expansion of horizons of the black American story.

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