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Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering

Sherman A Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195382068
eISBN:
9780199852437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382068.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In his controversial 1973 book, Is God a White Racist?, William R. Jones sharply criticized black theologians for their agnostic approach to black suffering, noting that the doctrine of an ... More


Where the Black Christ Suffers and the Politics of Black Tragic Space in Chicago

Kymberly N. Pinder

in Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039928
eISBN:
9780252098086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039928.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This conclusion reflects on the conflation of empathetic realism and tragic space inside and outside black churches in Chicago. It examines complex issues of ownership, displacement, and tragedy that ... More


The Gendered Anatomy of “Negro Crime”

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter narrates the account of Carrie Massie, a sixteen-year-old black girl who was convicted of murdering a well-known owner of a general store in a town near Macon, Georgia, and was sentenced ... More


Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil

Christen A. Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039935
eISBN:
9780252098093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Tourists exult in Bahia, Brazil, as a tropical paradise infused with the black population's one-of-a-kind vitality. But the alluring images of smiling black faces and dancing black bodies masks an ... More


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