The Future of the Race

The Future of the Race

Henry Louis Gates Jr.


nearly one-hundred years in the past, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the concept of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that might function leaders and versions for the bigger black group. during this extraordinary collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's such a lot renowned highbrow descendants--reassess that dating and its implications for the way forward for black american citizens. If the Nineteen Nineties are the easiest of occasions for the heirs of the proficient 10th, they're absolutely worse for the starting to be black underclass. As they study the origins of this widening gulf and suggest suggestions for it, Gates and West mix memoir and biography, social research and cultural survey right into a e-book that's incisive and compassionate, cautionary and deeply stirring.

"Today's such a lot public African American highbrow voices...West and Gates have made a beneficial contribution."--Julian Bond, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Brilliant...a social, cultural and political blueprint...that makes an attempt to illumine the longer term direction for blacks and American democracy."--New York day-by-day News

"Henry Louis Gates., Jr., and Cornel West are one of the most famed American intellectuals of our time."--New York occasions e-book overview

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