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We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation

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We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation

By  Jeff Chang
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"THE SMARTEST BOOK OF THE YEAR" (THE WASHINGTON POST)

In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. He argues that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time, the undoing of which is key to moving the nation forward to racial justice and cultural equity.

Jeff Chang has been a hip-hop journalist for more than a decade and has written for The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, Vibe, The Nation, URB, Rap Pages, Spin, and Mother Jones. He is the author of several books, including the American Book Award-winning Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation. He was a founding editor of Colorlines Magazine, senior editor at Russell Simmons’s 360hiphop.com, and cofounder of the influential hip-hip label SoleSides, now Quannum Projects. He lives in California.

ISBN: 9780312429485

ISBN-10: 9780312429485

Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 09/13/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/13/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 208

Language: English

Categories

Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations

Social Science / Minority Studies

Social Science / Essays

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