Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers

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and Pa Clinton Flog Uppity Black Man, Crazy Rev Wright, and Obama Scolds Black Fathers, Gets Bounce in Polls Previously unpublished material also addresseAngry and hilarious, this collection of satirical essays about Barack Obama confronts the racial tensions that have dogged the president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and Pa Clinton Flog Uppity Black Man, Crazy Rev Wright, and Obama Scolds Black Fathers, Gets Bounce in Polls Previously unpublished material also addresses the controversies around Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Tiger Woods.
Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media The Return of the Nigger Breakers 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

  • Title: Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers
  • Author: Ishmael Reed
  • ISBN: 9780981240572
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers”

    1. Reading this book, almost eight years after it was published, was a revelation. Not only was Reed completely on-target in his criticisms of how the mainstream and tea-party media relentlessly tried to discredit Obama, he was a prophet when it came to what would transpire seven years later. He suggests that Hillary Clinton's attacks on Obama during the 2008 primary (and Bill's racist crime policies during his presidency) would not be forgotten by black voters in 2012 and 2016. And indeed they wer [...]

    2. Reed is as genially pugnacious and iconoclastic as ever. He is unafraid to cut through a lot of nonsense, and as you can tell from the title, fearless.

    3. Incendiary and delightful, Reed squarely confronts the notion that the election of the nation's first African-American president means we have entered a post-racial environment. This collection of essays covers a lot of ground, including the media's narrow coverage of race, the extremism of the resurgent right, and the complex dynamics of Barack Obama's election to the presidency.Not for the faint-hearted, but recommended.

    4. All of the essays are from 2009, so it seems a bit dated and sometimes redundant, but it is hard to ignore his dead on analysis of corporate media. Their game, as Ishmael Reed so brilliantly points out hasn't changed much in the last 100 years.

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