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Review Ö Who We Be Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free µ Race A four letter word The greatest social divide in American life a half century ago and today During that time the US has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history what can be called the colorization of AmericaBut thOur letter word is still plunged into endless culture wars How do Americans see race now How has that changed and not changed over the half century After eras framed by words like multicultural and post racial do we see each other any clearly Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art campus protests and corporate ma. I really wanted to like this book We have come to a critical junction in race relations in the US opposing trends of electing our first President of color and citizens energized to protest police brutality with Black Lives Matter vs the current WASP choices for President and ethnic slurs in speeches and debates by both political parties I have lived through all three phases of colorization that Chang describes and yet there was a lot of information new to me in his text so I'm glad I read it SOME of his writing is completely engaging and read like good feature articles but not nearly enough Most is excessively verbose and digs too deeply into his area of expertise the arts without bigger picture context or perspectives from other fields like sports and media This will seem petty to some readers but I felt frustrated with the book's design It has beautiful glossy paper to display paintings in detail and rich color But it also uses a sans serif font throughout the kind used for headlines and captions that strained my eyes and made the text seem even denser than its words alone conveyed I could have read it in half the time if I didn't need to rest my eyes every chapter or two

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Race A four letter word The greatest social divide in American life a half century ago and today During that time the US has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history what can be called the colorization of AmericaBut the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope another f. oh no big deal just provide a primer and treatise on race in the now majority minority US including how silly but apt that phrase is for the nation's collective consciousnessChang does what he sets out to do in the introduction to act as a selective educated and thoughtful curator of moments and contextual backdrops for how race has shape shifted to remain as salient a social organizer as it ever was Highlights include the context around multiculturalism which makes its deep irrelevance and functionality even gaping and the ways that the Southern Solution has been repurposed into debates around immigration This book along with Perry's More Beautiful and More Terrible and Takaki's Strangers from Another Shore should be mandatory reads in our uest to not start over and over again in understanding race as a political construct

Summary Who We Be

Who We BeRketing campaigns Martin Luther King Jr and Trayvon Martin into a powerful unusual and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress In this follow up to the award winning classic Can’t Stop Won’t Stop A History of the Hip Hop Generation Jeff Chang brings fresh energy style and sweep to the essential American sto. The insights in this book are interesting but my rating of two stars is for the dry scholarly manner in which Chang bored my way through this entire book I agree with most of his arguments but I thought that this book would be a engaging tour through this period and these often overlooked groups