Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media
The Return of the Nigger Breakers
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Angry and hilarious, this collection of satirical essays about Barack Obama confronts the racial tensions that have dogged the president during his campaign and first year in office. Some of the pieces include "Ma and Pa Clinton Flog Uppity Black Man," "Crazy Rev. Wright," and "Obama Scolds Black Fathers, Gets Bounce in Polls." Previously unpublished material also addresses the controversies around Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Tiger Woods.
Praise For Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers…
"There is brutal candour in Reed's argument, which often feels refreshing in light of the euphemisms and platitudes typically expressed in both polite discourse and the media's self-scrutiny . . . Whether or not one agrees with Reed, one can only be entertained by his gleeful barbs and edgy turns-of-phrase. He names names and shames with derision." —Montreal Review of Books
Baraka Books, 9780981240572, 190pp.
Publication Date: July 23, 2010
About the Author
Ishmael Reed is an important American poet, novelist, playwright, and song writer who has taught at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and the University of California–Berkeley. He is author of Japanese by Spring, The Terrible Twos, and Writin' Is Fightin': Thirty-seven Years of Boxing on Paper. He lives in Oakland, California.