January 11, 2010


Black politics after and beyond Obama

Black politics didn’t start with Barack Obama, and they certainly won’t end with the 44th president. That’s the message of “Whose Black Politics? Cases in Post-Racial Black Leadership,” edited by Assistant Professor of Political Science Andra Gillespie. In the book, contributors explore the contemporary cohort of black political leaders who came of age after the civil rights era. While race may tie them together, these case studies reveal philosophical and practical differences in how they view the world—and the importance of their own racial identity.


>> Listen to Gillespie talk about black political leaders.

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