Beyond Black and White
From Civil Rights to Barack Obama
Part of the Radical Thinkers series
November 2016 / 9781784787684
Many in the United States, including Barack Obama, have called for a “post-racial” politics; yet race still divides the country politically, economically, and socially. In this highly acclaimed work, Manning Marable rejects both liberal inclusionist strategies and the separatist politics of the likes of Louis Farrakhan. Looking back at African-American politics and the fight against racism of the recent past, he argues powerfully for a “transformationist” strategy that retains a distinctive black cultural identity but draws together all the poor and exploited in a united struggle against oppression.
“This book is important reading for activists and theorists alike, and for all of us who want to be both.”
“Vital reading for anyone concerned with African-American politics today.”