Sellout

The Politics of Racial Betrayal
Product Number: EB00169907
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307377203
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

In this incisive and unflinching study, Randall Kennedy, author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, tackles another stigma of America's racial discourse: "selling out." He explains the origins of the concept and shows how fear of this label has haunted prominent members of the black community-including, most recently, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Barack Obama. Sellout also contains a rigorously fair case study of America's quintessential racial "sellout"-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In the book's final section, Kennedy recounts how he himself has dealt with accusations of being a sellout after meeting fierce criticism at Harvard upon the publication of his book, Nigger. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Randall Kennedy
Original Publish Date: Jan 08, 2008

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