Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 13, 2011 - Social Science - 272 pages
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In this provocative book, writer and cultural critic Touré explores the concept of Post-Blackness: the ability for someone to be rooted in but not restricted by their race. Drawing on his own experiences and those of 105 luminaries, he argues that racial identity should be understood as fluid, complex, and self-determined.
  

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Review: Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What it Means to Be Black Now

User Review  - Salma Magid - Goodreads

This was the most redundant and repetitive book I have ever read in my life. The ideas and theories are logical and reasonable but the writing is lacking! The only reason I kept reading was because of ... Read full review

Review: Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What it Means to Be Black Now

User Review  - Demetrius Burns - Goodreads

As the experience of Black America has blossomed into something that is both distinctly black and palpably American, the potential for a contradiction of terms is inevitable given the hostility over ... Read full review

Contents

Forty Million Ways to Be Black
1
Keep It Real Is a Prison
19
The Rise and Fall of a PostBlack King
57
Shut up Touré You Aint Black
75
The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened Chapter Six The Blacker the Berry the Sweeter the Juice
115
How to Build More Baracks
175
We Are Quintessential Americans
189
Bios
217
Acknowledgments
243
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About the author (2011)

Touré is a cohost of MSNBC’s The Cycle and a columnist for Time.com. He is the author of four books, including Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, a New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon. He lives in Brooklyn.

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