Mixed-Race Superman

Product Number: EB00741112
Released: Jul 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781612197906
Publisher: Melville House
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Description

An edgy and insightful look at Barrack Obama, Keanu Reeves, and the mixed-race experience in our divided world. At once personally revealing and politically astute, author Will Harris reflects on the lives of twovery different supermen: Barack Obama and Keanu Reeves. In an era where a man endorsed bythe Klu Klux Klan can sit in the White House, Harris argues that the mixed -race of both Obamaand Reeves gave them a cultural shapelessness that was a form of resistance. Reeves, as Neo inThe Matrix, portrayed the chosen one on the silver screen, while Obama, for a brief moment, wasa real-life superhero on the world stage. Drawing on his own personal experience and examining the way that these two men have been embedded in our collective consciousness, Harris asks what they can teach us about raceand heroism.

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Author(s): Will Harris
Original Publish Date: Jul 02, 2019

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