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The Resource My mother, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the last stand of the angry white man, Kevin Powell

My mother, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the last stand of the angry white man, Kevin Powell

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My mother, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the last stand of the angry white man
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My mother, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the last stand of the angry white man
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Kevin Powell
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eng
Summary
"Written in the tradition of works by Joan Didion, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Eve Ensler, a provocative and soul-searching 'autobiography of America'--the past, the present, and the future Kevin Powell wants for us all, through the lens and lives of three major figures: his mother, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Ten short years ago, Barack Obama became president of the United States, and changed the course of history. Ten short years ago, our America was hailed globally as a breathtaking example of democracy, as a rainbow coalition of everyday people marching to the same drum beat. We had finally overcome. But did we? Both the presidencies of Obama and Donald Trump have produced some of the ugliest divides in history: horrific racial murders, non-stop mass shootings, the explosion of attacks on immigrants and on the LGBTQ community, the rise of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, a massive gap between the haves and the have-nots, and legions of women stepping forth to challenge sexual violence--and men--in all forms. In this gripping new collection of thirteen essays, My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man., Kevin Powell interweaves brutally honest personal stories with the saga of America, then and now. Be it politics, sports, pop culture, hip-hop music, mental health, racism, sexism, or his very complicated relationship with his mother, these impassioned essays are not merely a mirror of who we are, but also who and what Powell thinks we ought to be"--
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1966-
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Powell, Kevin
Dewey number
305.896/073
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no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Powell, Kevin
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My mother, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the last stand of the angry white man, Kevin Powell
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Contents
Allow me to re-introduce myself? -- Letter to a young man -- Will racism ever end? Will I ever stop being a ______? -- The day our Prince died -- A letter to Tupac Shakur -- Why Baltimore is burning -- Cam Newton, and the killing of a mockingbird -- The liner notes for the a Tribe Called Quest greatest hits album that never happened -- Jay-Z and the remaking of his manhood, or, the crumpled and forgotten freedom papers of Mr. Shawn Carter -- Me and Muhammad Ali -- Hamilton, O.J. Simpson, Orlando, gun violence, and what the 4th of July, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the Dallas and Baton Rouge police shootings mean to me -- Prodigy and the America that raised him -- Re-defining manhood : Harvey Weinstein and how his toxic manhood is our toxic manhood, too -- My mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. and the last stand of the angry white man
Control code
BK0022186701
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 284 pages
Isbn
9781501198809
Lccn
2018023369
Label
My mother, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the last stand of the angry white man, Kevin Powell
Publication
Contents
Allow me to re-introduce myself? -- Letter to a young man -- Will racism ever end? Will I ever stop being a ______? -- The day our Prince died -- A letter to Tupac Shakur -- Why Baltimore is burning -- Cam Newton, and the killing of a mockingbird -- The liner notes for the a Tribe Called Quest greatest hits album that never happened -- Jay-Z and the remaking of his manhood, or, the crumpled and forgotten freedom papers of Mr. Shawn Carter -- Me and Muhammad Ali -- Hamilton, O.J. Simpson, Orlando, gun violence, and what the 4th of July, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the Dallas and Baton Rouge police shootings mean to me -- Prodigy and the America that raised him -- Re-defining manhood : Harvey Weinstein and how his toxic manhood is our toxic manhood, too -- My mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. and the last stand of the angry white man
Control code
BK0022186701
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 284 pages
Isbn
9781501198809
Lccn
2018023369

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