Who We Be: The Colorization of America

Who We Be: The Colorization of America

Jeff Chang


Race. A four-letter observe. the best social divide in American existence, a half-century in the past and today.

During that point, the U.S. has visible the main dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its historical past, what might be referred to as the colorization of the United States. however the similar country that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope—another four-letter word—is nonetheless plunged into unending tradition wars.
How do americans see race now? How has that changed—and now not changed—over the half-century? After eras framed by way of phrases like "multicultural" and "post-racial," can we see one another any further in actual fact? Who We Be remixes comedian strips and modern paintings, campus protests and company advertising campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin right into a strong, strange, and well timed cultural heritage of the belief of racial development. during this follow-up to the award-winning vintage Can't cease Won't cease: A heritage of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff Chang brings clean strength, kind, and sweep to the fundamental American tale.

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