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The historical significance of Barack Obama's triumph in the presidential election of 2008 scarcely reuires comment Yet it contains an irony He won a victory as an African American only by denying that he was the candidate of African Americans Obama's very success writes Fredrick Harris exacted a heavy cost on black politicsIn The Price of the Ticket Harris puts Obama's career in the context of decades of black activism showing how his election undermined the very movement that made it possible The path to his presidency began just before passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act when black leaders began to discuss strategies to make the mos. More polemical than analytical The Price of the Ticket is a much less successful version of Thomas Sugroe's Not Even Past Both books set out to contextualitze Obama's rise to power setting it against the history of African American politics The major difference is that Harris uses the book as an opportunity to play inside black politics and pontificate on topics ranging from black liberation theology to Booker T Washington He's opinionated and on than a few occasions ungrammatical Sugrue's a lot better I'll leave it there Surrender to Ecstasy undermined the very movement that made it possible The path to his presidency began just before passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act when black leaders began to discuss strategies to make the mos. More polemical than analytical The Price of the Ticket is a much less successful version of Thomas Sugroe's Not Even Past Both books set out to contextualitze Obama's rise to power setting it against the history of African American politics The major difference is that Harris Os ratos uses the book as an opportunity to play inside black politics and pontificate on topics ranging from black liberation theology to Booker T Washington He's opinionated and on than a few occasions Diamonds in the Snow ungrammatical Sugrue's a lot better I'll leave it there

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Obama's approach won support among whites but Harris finds the results troublesome The social problems targeted by an earlier generation of black politicians racial disparities in income and education stratospheric incarceration and unemployment rates rampant HIV in black communities all persist yet Obama's election ironically marginalized them Meanwhile the civil rights movement's militancy is fading from memoryWritten by one of America's leading scholars of race and politics The Price of the Ticket will reshape our understanding of the rise of Barack Obama and the decline of a politics dedicated to challenging racial ineuality head on. A good short read that serves as an introduction into the way black politics work in America It always reads as a brief political biography of Obama and the author also lays out his grievances towards Obama's lack of policies aimed at the black community even if his presidency isn't over yet Reckless Passion unemployment rates rampant HIV in black communities all persist yet Obama's election ironically marginalized them Meanwhile the civil rights movement's militancy is fading from memoryWritten by one of America's leading scholars of race and politics The Price of the Ticket will reshape our An Heiress in Venice (Nights in Venice understanding of the rise of Barack Obama and the decline of a politics dedicated to challenging racial ineuality head on. A good short read that serves as an introduction into the way black politics work in America It always reads as a brief political biography of Obama and the author also lays out his grievances towards Obama's lack of policies aimed at the black community even if his presidency isn't over yet

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T of their new access to the ballot Some argued that black voters should organize into a cohesive independent bloc; others urged a race neutral approach working together with other racial minorities as well as like minded whites This has been the fundamental divide within black politics ever since At first the gap did not seem serious But the post civil rights era has accelerated a shift towards race neutral politics Obama made a point of distancing himself from older race conscious black leaders such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson even though as Harris shows he owes much to Jackson's earlier campaigns for the White House Unuestionably. This book provides an excellent history of the Black experience within electoral politics in light of the Presidency of Barack Obama and makes a significant statement on the meaning of the Obama presidency within that tradition An Heiress in Venice (Nights in Venice urged a race neutral approach working together with other racial minorities as well as like minded whites This has been the fundamental divide within black politics ever since At first the gap did not seem serious But the post civil rights era has accelerated a shift towards race neutral politics Obama made a point of distancing himself from older race conscious black leaders such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson even though as Harris shows he owes much to Jackson's earlier campaigns for the White House Unuestionably. This book provides an excellent history of the Black experience within electoral politics in light of the Presidency of Barack Obama and makes a significant statement on the meaning of the Obama presidency within that tradition