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Acting white 1 edition

Cover of: Acting white | Ron Christie

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About the Book

A history of the slanderous phrase "acting white" demonstrates the backlash against successful, well-mannered, or well-educated African Americans while tracing the history of the insult's usage from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to Bill Cosby's controversial NAACP speech in 2004.

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Acting white
the curious history of a racial slur
1st ed.
Ron Christie

Published 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Prologue : a new day or deja vu?
Uncle Tom's cabin : the genesis of acting white
Booker T. Washington : a turn of the century Uncle Tom acting white?
Plessy v. Ferguson : a long journey towards equality
W.E.B. Dubois : the souls of Black folk and the roar of the Niagara movement
The rise of Marcus Garvey versus the roar of the Niagara movement : who best to lead
Blacks forward at the dawn of the Harlem Rennaissance?
Brown vs. Board of Education : a milestone to equality
World (Martin Luther King's the measure of a man) versus separate and unequal
(Malcolm X's the end of white world supremacy)
Black power, moral relativism and radical chic
Affirmative action
The divide : upwardly mobile Black America and the urban poor
Justice Clarence Thomas : an Uncle Tom acting white by selling-out?
The president who happens to be Black versus a Black president : the coming rise of colorless values, or not?
The death of a racial slur : the new underground railroad : transporting Black people to real equality
Appendix of primary documents: Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition address
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al
Barack Obama's keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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Library of Congress
E185.625 .C495 2010

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viii, 290 p.

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