A Black Man in the White House: Barack Obama and the by Cornell Belcher

By Cornell Belcher

America's racial fault strains run uninterrupted from the times of slavery to these of lynchings, separate water fountains, and the modern Jim Crow of voter suppression, gerrymandered balloting districts, and the try to nullify the presidency of America's first Black leader government.

during this e-book Cornell Belcher offers gorgeous new study that illuminates simply how deep and jagged those racial fault strains remain. Cornell has surveyed battleground citizens from 2008 throughout the 2016 basic season, monitoring racial aversion and its influence over the process the Obama presidency. Given the heightened racial aversion due to the 1st non-white male residing within the White condo, the increase of Trump used to be a predictable backlash. The election of the nation's first Black president doesn't suggest that we are living in a post-racial society; it implies that we're now at a severe ancient tipping aspect demographically and culturally in the US and this tipping element is certainly the wolf on the door for lots of frightened white americans.

The panicked reaction of the waning white majority to what they understand because the disaster of a Black president may be heard in each cry to take again our state. This panic has led to the elevation of an overt and unapologetic racist because the nominee of 1 of America's significant political events.

Let's be transparent, as Belcher issues out: there is no going again. America's altering inhabitants and the continuing globalization of our marketplaces will not let it. to be able to compete and win the longer term, the United States needs to allow move of the old tribal pecking order and a procedure gamed to desire the previous ruling white elite.

To paraphrase DuBois, 'The challenge of the twenty-first century is still the colour line.'

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And they want to use their power as a means of retribution. That's what Obama's about, gang. He's angry; he's going to cut this country down to size. He's going to make it pay for all the multicultural mistakes that it has made-its misrreacmenc of minorities. I know ex~ actly what's going on here:'16 Other people-the three Staten Island men who beat up a teenager on Election Day for no other reason than that he was, like the new presi~ denr~elect, Black, or the gunman who killed nine parishio~ ners at Mother Emanuel-translate the hateful words inco action.

The Compromise called for Hayes to recall all federal troops from the South in ex, change for Southern Democrats withdrawing their opposi, cion to his election-a compromise under which Southern politicians, referred co as "redeemer Democrats': created new state constitutions, passed new voter registration laws to make voting more difficult for African-Americans, and ushered in the age of "Jim Crow': Jim Crow- named for a character invented by the minstrel performer Thomas Dartmouth Rice (18o8-186o) whose "Jim Crow" was a broad racial caricature intended to Hatter the then-contemporary conceit of white superior, icy-was a series of laws, statues, and ordinances enacted in the years between 1874 and 1975 that codified racial segregation in the South.

That's what Obama's about, gang. He's angry; he's going to cut this country down to size. He's going to make it pay for all the multicultural mistakes that it has made-its misrreacmenc of minorities. I know ex~ actly what's going on here:'16 Other people-the three Staten Island men who beat up a teenager on Election Day for no other reason than that he was, like the new presi~ denr~elect, Black, or the gunman who killed nine parishio~ ners at Mother Emanuel-translate the hateful words inco action.

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