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Why Didn't We Riot? : A Black Man in Trumpland

By: Bailey, Issac J.

1635420288 / 9781635420289
Published 08/10/2020
United States
127 x 190 mm 144 pages
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An award-winning journalist deals forthrightly with what it means to be black in Trump Country.

In A Black Man in Trumpland, South Carolinabased journalist Issac J. Bailey reflects on a wide range of topics that have been increasingly dividing Americans, from police brutality and Confederate symbols to poverty and respectability politics. Bailey has been honing his views on these issues for the past quarter of a century in his professional and private life, which included an eighteen-year stint as a member of a mostly white Evangelical Christian church.

This book speaks to and for the millions of black and brown people throughout the United States who were effectively pushed back to the back of the bus in the Trump era by a media that prioritized the concerns and feelings of the white working class and an administration that made white supremacists giddy, and explains why the country's fate in 2020 and beyond is largely in their hands. It will be an invaluable resource for the everyday reader, as well as political analysts, college professors and students, and political consultants and political campaigns vying for high office.


JK Social services & welfare, criminology

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