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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

High Hopes and Deferred Dreams in Obama's "Post-racial" America



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A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Jon Jeter
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Could this be the final victory for civil rights, or the first of many to come? Beyond the initial euphoria of witnessing a breakthrough that many African-Americans never thought they would see in their lifetime, what does the election of Barack Obama really mean to Black America and race relations in this country? Talking to African-American men and women from all walks of life, Joe Jeter and Robert Pierre find hope, apathy, anger, and joy, and paint a nuanced portrait of a side of the nation rarely seen in the national spotlight. * Goes beyond uplifting rhetoric to expose the deeper thoughts and feelings of Black America on a landmark achievement in U.S. history * Gives readers a State of the Black Union address, timed for Obama's first official State of the Union address. Written by Jon Jeter, a former producer for NPR's This American Life and Robert Pierre, a reporter for the Washington Post * Tells the stories of people from across the spectrum of African-American experience, from a hip-hop activist to a well-off small business owner, from an aging sugar plantation worker to a soldier in Iraq Honest and engaging, In Obama's Wake paints a picture of the nation that the rest of the media rarely looks at.

Author Biography

Robert E. Pierre , a reporter and editor at the Washington Post, has covered politics and social issues at the Post for nearly two decades. He is a former Chicago bureau chief and a key figure in the Post's 2006 award-winning series, "Being a Black Man." Jon Jeter has served as a producer for This American Life on NPR and as a Bureau Chief for the Washington Post. He is the author of Flat Broke in the Free Market.
Release date Australia
December 29th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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