Synopses & Reviews
Many in the US, including Barack Obama, have called for a ‘post-racial’ politics: yet race still divides the country politically, economically and socially.
In this expanded new edition of a highly acclaimed work, Manning Marable rejects both liberal inclusionist strategies and the separatist politics of the likes of Louis Farrakhan, arguing powerfully for a new ‘transformationist’ strategy, which retains a distinctive black cultural identity but draws together all the poor and exploited in a united struggle against oppression. In a substantial new introduction, Marable looks back at the last ten years of African-American politics and the fight against racism, outlining a trenchant analysis of the ‘New Racial Domain’ that must be uprooted.
"Vital reading for anyone concerned with African-American politics today." Jesse Jackson
"This book is important reading for activists and theorists alike, and for all of us who want to be both." Angela Y. Davis
"Marable argues tirelessly not just for better days for black America, but for Americans in general." The Progressive
Despite the recent surge of interest in the notion of a 'post-racial America,' the pursuit of racial equality and social justice for African-Americans seems more elusive than ever. In this new paperback edition, Manning Marable updates his classic work with a substantial new introduction encompassing his views on recent African-American politics and struggles against racism. In doing so, he brings new significance to his claim for the necessity of a 'transformationist' approach for moving 'beyond black and white.'
'America\'s foremost radical black intellectual dissects the \'new racism.\'\n
America's foremost radical black intellectual dissects the 'new racism.'
About the Author
Manning Marableis Professor of History at Columbia University where he founded and directs the Institute for Research in African-American Studies. He has published widely, and is politically active in a variety of progressive causes. His previous books include Race, Reform and Rebellion, How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, Black Liberation in Conservative America, Black Leadership, Speaking Truth to Power, The Great Wells of Democracy, Black American Politics and African and Caribbean Politics. He is currently completing a major new biography of Malcolm X. Marable was recently elected Chair of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), the incorporated non-profit arm of Students for a Democratic Society. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), a non-profit coalition of prominent public figures dedicated to utilizing hip hop as an agent for social change.