Dyson, Michael Eric. The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America.

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Dyson, Michael Eric. The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, pp. 368, ISBN: 054438766X.

This work explores how the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama's identity and groundbreaking presidency in how did President Obama deal publicly with race--as the national traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure, and asks what can we learn from Obama's major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the Black criticism it provoked. The author also examines whether Obama's use of his own biracialism as a radiant symbol was driven by a desire to avoid a painful moral reckoning on race. And...

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