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008 161216s2017 nyu b 001 0 eng
020 9780190601348|q(hardcover ;)|q(alkaline paper)
020 0190601345|q(hardcover ;)|q(alkaline paper)
037 |bOxford Univ Pr, 2001 Evans rd, Cary, NC, USA, 27513|nSAN
050 00 E185.615|b.L393 2017
082 00 305.896/0730905|223
100 1 Lebron, Christopher J.,|eauthor.
245 14 The making of Black lives matter :|ba brief history of an
idea /|cChristopher J. Lebron.
264 1 New York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c
300 xxii, 187 pages ;|c22 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Introduction: naming the dead in the name of the living --
American shame and real freedom -- Cultural control
against social control: the radical possibilities of the
Harlem Renaissance -- For our sons, daughters, and all
concerned souls -- Where is the love? the hope for
America's redemption -- The radical lessons we have not
yet learned -- Afterword: nobody's protest essay.
520 Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal
in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter
movement has become a powerful and uncompromising campaign
demanding redress for the brutal and unjustified treatment
of black bodies by law enforcement in the United States.
The movement is only a few years old, but as Christopher
J. Lebron argues in this book, the sentiment behind it is
not; the plea and demand that "Black Lives Matter" comes
out of a much older and richer tradition arguing for the
equal dignity--and not just equal rights--of black people.
The Making of Black Lives Matter presents a condensed and
accessible intellectual history that traces the genesis of
the ideas that have built into the #BlackLivesMatter
movement. Drawing on the work of revolutionary black
public intellectuals, including Frederick Douglass, Ida B.
Wells, Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Anna Julia
Cooper, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, and Martin Luther King,
Jr., Lebron clarifies what it means to assert that "Black
Lives Matter" when faced with contemporary instances of
anti-black law enforcement. He also illuminates the
crucial difference between the problem signaled by the
social media hashtag and how we think that we ought to
address the problem. As Lebron states, police body cameras,
or even the exhortation for civil rights mean nothing in
the absence of equality and dignity. To upset dominant
practices of abuse, oppression and disregard, we must
reach instead for radical sensibility. Radical sensibility
requires that we become cognizant of the history of black
thought and activism in order to make sense of the
emotions, demands, and argument of present-day activists
and public thinkers. Only in this way can we truly embrace
and pursue the idea of racial progress in America. --
Inside jacket flap.
648 0 2000-2099.
648 7 2000-2099|2fast
650 0 Black lives matter movement.
650 0 African Americans|xSocial conditions|y21st century.
650 0 African Americans|xPolitics and government|y21st century.
650 0 Equality|zUnited States.
650 0 Racism|zUnited States.
650 0 Race relations.
650 0 Equality.
650 0 Racism.
650 0 African Americans|xSocial conditions.
650 0 African Americans|xPolitics and government.
650 7 African Americans|xPolitics and government.|2fast
650 7 African Americans|xSocial conditions.|2fast
650 7 Black lives matter movement.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01940193
650 7 Equality.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00914456
650 7 Race relations.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01086509
650 7 Racism.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01086616
650 7 HISTORY / African American.|2bisacsh
650 7 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights.|2bisacsh
650 7 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights.|2bisacsh
651 0 United States|xRace relations.
651 0 United States.
651 7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155