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The Intolerable Price of Self-Respect: The Movement for Black Lives Organizes Urban and Suburban America

Wesley C. Hogan

in On the Freedom Side: How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652481
eISBN:
9781469652504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652481.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The iced tea and Skittles Trayvon Martin carried home when he was murdered by George Zimmerman in February 2012 in suburban Sanford, Florida, represent an undeniable and terrifying truth: if you ... More


Beyond Hashtags: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks

Sarah Florini

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892464
eISBN:
9781479807185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892464.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In a culture dominated by discourses of “colorblindness” but still rife with structural racism, digital and social media have become a resource for Black Americans navigating a society that ... More


The Racial Studies Project: Asian American Studies and the Black Lives Matter Campus

Nitasha Sharma

in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Situated adjacent to present-day student protests calling for more diversity with regard to program, department, and faculty hiring, Sharma recounts the contested formation of Asian American studies ... More


Racial Realities

Natsu Taylor Saito

in Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780814723944
eISBN:
9780814708170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723944.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

In the 1960s, global decolonization and the civil rights movement inspired hope for structural change in the United States, but more than fifty years later, racial disparities in income and wealth, ... More


The Radical Possibilities of Protest

Amna A. Akbar

in Protest and Dissent: NOMOS LXII

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479810512
eISBN:
9781479837564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810512.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter raises four questions about the capacity of Candice Delmas’s uncivil disobedience framework to understand more radical possibilities of protest. First, protest is important not simply ... More


No Justice, No Peace: Uncivil Protest and the Politics Of Confrontation

JosÉ Medina

in Protest and Dissent: NOMOS LXII

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479810512
eISBN:
9781479837564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810512.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends a confrontational view of protest that puts civil and uncivil protest in a continuum and argues for the contextual legitimacy of uncivil protest. The chapter argues both against ... More


“Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us”: From Oakland to Ferguson

Sean L. Malloy

in Out of Oakland: Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501702396
eISBN:
9781501712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702396.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter discusses how Black Lives Matter and related groups are struggling with many of the same questions that animated the Panthers. Political activist Angela Davis suggests that ... More


Conclusion: Race, Culture, and Digital Studies

Sarah Florini

in Beyond Hashtags: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892464
eISBN:
9781479807185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892464.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Beyond Hashtags concludes with a brief discussion of the radical changes in the dominant racial discourse that have taken place since the 2016 presidential election. In noting the decreased ... More


Coda: African American Literature Post-Obama

Cameron Leader-Picone

in Black and More than Black: African American Fiction in the Post Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824516
eISBN:
9781496824547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824516.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This coda briefly addresses the election of Donald Trump and the implications of an increasingly visible white nationalist movement on the arguments of the book. The coda also analyzes elements of ... More


Epilogue

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue considers the enduring challenges in public education and racial politics and the dynamic new cohort of organizers proposing alternative visions of educational, economic, and racial ... More


Ontologies of Resistance

Jodi Rios

in Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750465
eISBN:
9781501750496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750465.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the conflicts that arose between Ferguson protesters and local and national activist organizations, as well as the misrecognitions concerning relationships to, and alliances ... More


Defining Nonviolence as a Matter of Law and Politics

Tabatha Abu El-Haj

in Protest and Dissent: NOMOS LXII

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479810512
eISBN:
9781479837564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810512.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Recent years have seen the reinvigoration of disruptive political protest — from the Occupy Movement, to Black Lives Matter, to the Women’s Marches. These sorts of disruptive outdoor assemblies, ... More


Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Work of Mourning

David W. McIvor

in Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704956
eISBN:
9781501706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704956.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This afterword draws together the recent events in Baltimore, Staten Island, and Ferguson, and the larger Black Lives Matter social movement with the treatment given earlier of the Greensboro ... More


The New Protest #Journalism: Black Witnessing as Counternarrative

Allissa V. Richardson

in Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190935528
eISBN:
9780190935566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935528.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 3 introduces the 15 activists who are interviewed for the book. They fall into five broad groups: (1) the Black Lives Matter activists; (2) the “Day 1’s”; (3) the Masters of Agitprop; (4) the ... More


Epilogue

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Despite the fact that Black feminism, as a critical locus of Black women’s twentieth century knowledge production, has become a fully institutionalized field of academic specialization since the late ... More


Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

David W. McIvor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704956
eISBN:
9781501706189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704956.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Recent years have brought public mourning to the heart of American politics, as exemplified by the spread and power of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained force through its ... More


James Baldwin on Violence and Disavowal

Lisa Beard

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter notes that it is fitting that in national discourse surrounding police killings and related Black Lives Matter protests, so many reporters and activists have turned to James Baldwin to ... More


Epilogue

Emily K. Hobson

in Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520279056
eISBN:
9780520965706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279056.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the early 1990s, the losses of AIDS and the end of the Cold War displaced the gay and lesbian left and brought military inclusion to the forefront of an increasingly neoliberal LGBT rights ... More


Activists in Their Thirties

Rachel F. Seidman

in Speaking of Feminism: Today's Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women's Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653082
eISBN:
9781469653105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653082.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The women presented here were all between the ages of thirty and thirty-nine at the time of the interview and come from a wide variety of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Taken together these ... More


James Baldwin and Black Lives Matter

Eddie S. Glaude

in A Political Companion to James Baldwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813169910
eISBN:
9780813174761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169910.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter notes the Black Lives Matter movement reflects a particular strain of perfectionism that takes shape under conditions of domination, a tradition of which Baldwin is an exemplar. In that ... More


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