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The Resource Betrayal : how Black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights era, Houston A. Baker, Jr

Betrayal : how Black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights era, Houston A. Baker, Jr

Label
Betrayal : how Black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights era
Title
Betrayal
Title remainder
how Black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights era
Statement of responsibility
Houston A. Baker, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Houston A. Baker Jr. condemns those black intellectuals who, he believes, have turned their backs on the tradition of racial activism in America. These individuals choose personal gain over the interests of the black majority, whether they are espousing neoconservative positions that distort the contours of contemporary social and political dynamics or abandoning race as an important issue in the study of American literature and culture. Most important, they do a disservice to the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and others who have fought for black rights. In the literature, speeches, and academic and public behavior of some black intellectuals in the past quarter century, Baker identifies a "hungry generation" eager for power, respect, and money. Baker critiques his own impoverished childhood in the "Little Africa" section of Louisville, Kentucky, to understand the shaping of this new public figure. He also revisits classical sites of African American literary and historical criticism and critique. Baker devotes chapters to the writing and thought of such black academic superstars as Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele; Yale law professor Stephen Carter; and Manhattan Institute fellow John McWhorter. His provocative investigation into their disingenuous posturing exposes what Baker deems a tragic betrayal of King's legacy
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Houston A.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American intellectuals
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
Label
Betrayal : how Black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights era, Houston A. Baker, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-232) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Little Africa -- Jail : Southern detention to global liberation -- Friends like these : race and neoconservatism -- After civil rights : the rise of Black public intellectuals -- Have mask, will travel : centrists from the Ivy League -- A capital fellow from Hoover : Shelby Steele -- Reflections of a first amendment trickster : Stephen Carter -- Man without connection : John McWhorter -- American myth : illusions of liberty and justice for all -- Prison : colored bodies, private profit -- Conclusion: What then must we do?
Control code
ocn647929712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282872059
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/bake13964
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgs8pr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647929712
Label
Betrayal : how Black intellectuals have abandoned the ideals of the civil rights era, Houston A. Baker, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-232) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Little Africa -- Jail : Southern detention to global liberation -- Friends like these : race and neoconservatism -- After civil rights : the rise of Black public intellectuals -- Have mask, will travel : centrists from the Ivy League -- A capital fellow from Hoover : Shelby Steele -- Reflections of a first amendment trickster : Stephen Carter -- Man without connection : John McWhorter -- American myth : illusions of liberty and justice for all -- Prison : colored bodies, private profit -- Conclusion: What then must we do?
Control code
ocn647929712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282872059
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/bake13964
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgs8pr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647929712

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