Race & Class: Obama & the Politics of Protest
Against The Current vol. 146

Miah, Malik

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13645

Consider the following contradiction of modern African-American politics: We have the first African-American president (he checked “Black” on the new census form) offering hope to millions of working-class Blacks. Yet we see a drawdown of protest politics by longtime civil rights leaders, even though the “Great Recession” is causing the greatest harm Black communities have seen in decades.

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