Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?
What It Means to Be Black Now
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Now in paperback, “one of the most acutely observed accounts of what it is like to be young, Black, and middle-class in contemporary America…told in a distinctive voice that is often humorous…but always intensely engaging” (Orlando Patterson, The New York Times).
In this provocative book, writer and cultural critic Touré explores the concept of Post-Blackness: the ability for someone to be rooted in but not restricted by their race. Drawing on his own experiences and those of 105 luminaries, he argues that racial identity should be understood as fluid, complex, and self-determined.
In all honesty this book is very important, and could provide a great wealth of knowledge to all people of the Black experience. The interviews are well done & the writer has mixed the right amount of his personal experiences and those of others to begin a conversation that is needed in society.
Laconically refreshing! Toure has cogently redefined the need to think outside of the current box on race.
Wildly insightful on the state of Blackness in America