WHO’S AFRAID OF POST-BLACKNESS?
What It Means to Be Black Now
Illustrated. 251 pp. Free Press. $25.
Taken from the NYT article:
Much has been written on the benefits that accrued to the generation of African-Americans reaping the rewards of the civil rights revolution. But we have heard surprisingly little from those in the post-civil-rights age about what these benefits have meant to them, and especially how they view themselves as black people in an America now led by a black president. In his new book, Touré’s aim is to provide an account of this “post-black” condition, one that emerged only in the 1980s but by the ’90s had become the “new black.”
Read the rest of Orlando Patterson’s book review here.