We Gon' Be Alright

We Gon' Be Alright

Notes on Race and Resegregation

Book - 2016
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"In his most recent book, Who We Be, Jeff Chang looked at how art and culture effected massive social changes in American society. Since the book was published, the country has been gripped by waves of racial discord, most notably the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. In these highly relevant, powerful essays, Chang examines some of the most contentious issues in the current discussion of race and inequality. Built around a central essay looking at the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and the events in Ferguson, Missouri, surrounding the death of Michael Brown, Chang questions the value of "the diversity discussion" in an era of increasing racial and economic segregation. He unpacks the return of student protest across the country and reveals how the debate over inclusion and free speech was presaged by similar protests in the 1980s and 1990s. The author of Can't Stop Won't Stop looks at how culture impacts our understanding of the politics of this polarized moment. Throughout these essays Chang includes the voices of many of the leading activists as he charts how popular voices on the ground and in social media have catalyzed the push for protest and change."--Privided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Picador, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312429485
Characteristics: 192 pages ; 18 cm
Call Number: 305.800973 CHA


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Jun 28, 2018

I read this book in order to complete a reading task of "read an essay collection". I wish I would have chosen a book of essays about a topic I wanted to learn more about. The topics covered in this book were interesting and well-researched, but I already knew many of the topics covered. Although I think these topics are important, I just can't recommend this book to others as I was bored reading it.

Sep 19, 2016

Sep 2016 interview with Jeff Chang on Salon.com:


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