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

By Cornell Belcher

America's racial fault traces 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 and nullify the presidency of America's first Black leader government.

during this e-book Cornell Belcher provides attractive new examine that illuminates simply how deep and jagged those racial fault strains remain. Cornell has surveyed battleground electorate from 2008 throughout the 2016 fundamental season, monitoring racial aversion and its effect over the process the Obama presidency. Given the heightened racial aversion on account of the 1st non-white male dwelling within the White residence, the increase of Trump was once 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 serious ancient tipping aspect demographically and culturally in the US and this tipping aspect is certainly the wolf on the door for plenty of fearful white americans.

The panicked reaction of the waning white majority to what they understand because the disaster of a Black president will 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 ongoing globalization of our marketplaces will not let it. that allows you to compete and win the longer term, the USA needs to allow pass of the ancient tribal pecking order and a method gamed to prefer the outdated ruling white elite.

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

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Of chis opposition being more personal than ocher presidents have had co contend with. 23 24 A BLACK MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE Why is that? The 2008 election, in which American voters elected their first Black president, was viewed by many as an event chat would change America forever, finally ending our long legacy of racial discrimination and antagonism. As che editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pm it, the election was going to usher in "a new maturity and responsibilicy''l~ on race relations.

The loyalty of the Black popuJa, tion to the Party of Lincoln had been carved out-but not set in stone. A scant twenty,two years later, during the contested presidential election of Rutherford B. Hayes, an Ohio Re, publican strongly supported by Northern industrialists, came the Compromise of 1876. 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.

Color in Context So WE SEE the Founding Fathers were not opposed to taxes, per se. , who duly elect representatives co the Congress every two years, what che colonists objected co was having no colo~ nial presence in the British Parliament to speak to a variety of their interests far beyond a little tax. To use Revolution~ ary War imagery as a metaphor for what the contempo~ rary"Tea Party" insists is its concern about taxes is to have a simplistic understanding of American history, if not a thorough misunderstanding of it.

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