Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul


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Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

EDDIE S. GLAUDE JR. is a professor at Princeton University, teaching in the religion department and the Department of African American Studies.


"Eddie Glaude speaks some hard truths in this important new book. Glaude is the fiercest of thinkers, and this book is a brilliant and crucial prescription for necessary change." --Henry Louis Gates Jr.

"This powerful and timely book should shape the framework for a post-Obama America--a bold rejection of black liberal politics and a prophetic call for a revolution of value that reinvigorates our democratic life with imagination and courage."
--Cornel West

"Democracy in Black tells necessary truths about the state of race and justice in America and challenges us to embrace genuinely -- not merely rhetorically -- the revolution of values preached by Dr. King." --Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

"Eddie Glaude has written a book that challenges and demands as well as one that informs and inspires. This is a very important book, I am better for having read it and even more motivated in my work and mission." -U.S. Senator Cory Booker

"Eloquent and impassioned, insightful and factual, Democracy in Black powerfully reimagines black politics and presents strategies for remaking American democracy." --Nell Irvin Painter, Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University and author of The History of White People.

"Democracy in Black is an urgent, clear-eyed manifesto. It proves not only that Black Lives Matter, but Black social movements matter if the nation ever hopes to lift the veil of racism and long shadow of slavery." -Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

"Eddie Glaude writes compellingly of the collective moral and intellectual failures locking Americans into a repetitive "human value gap." This book documents why and how race remains our ultimate, even dedicated, civic irrationality." -Patricia J. Williams, author of Seeing a Color-blind Future

"Democracy in Black tells a powerful story about democracy in action in the streets of Ferguson. People should read it and be transformed by Eddie Glaude's call for a revolution of values. I hope it is read widely." --James H. Cone, Union Theological Seminary

"Democracy in Black puts a Toni Morrison question to a nation 'between worlds' 'Wanna fly?' Listen up: 'You got to give up the shit that weighs you down.' Easier said than done. Read all about it. I did. Now I'm thinking about it all." --Robert P. Moses, President, The Algebra Project, Inc.

"He proves his point cogently... with more than enough documentation to move the argument along this new and painful track...This is every bit as important a book as Coates' more personal account: essential reading." --Booklist

"A book for the of the most imaginative, daring books of the 21st century" --Los Angeles Times