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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

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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 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Pages
256
Dimensions
167x245x24
ISBN-13
9780470520666
Product ID
3404457

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