Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Allen, Reniqua, author.

Title It was all a dream : a new generation confronts the broken promise to Black America / Reniqua Allen.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Nation Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC,, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.896 ALLEN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  330.9008 ALL    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  305.896 ALLEN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  330.9 ALLEN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  305.8 ALL    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  330.9 ALL    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  330.9 ALLEN    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  330.9 ALLEN    Check Shelf
Description viii, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "In the last few decades, any hope of economic progress for black Americans has been slowly and steadily undermined. This quiet crisis was only exacerbated by the recession, which cut black households' wealth by over 30 percent. Black millennials watched their parents try to play by the rules, buying homes and aspiring to the trappings of middle-class life, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. Now, in the post-Obama era, young black Americans face a critical turning point, as they try to realize dreams too long deferred. In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories--too often overlooked--of black millennials struggling, innovating, and flourishing. We meet a former college athlete burdened with mounting debt; a fashion entrepreneur who, like so many of her generation, has left New York for southern cities like Atlanta; a sex worker in Chicago; and an ambitious Republican college student who wrestles with being a black conservative on campus. Allen interweaves reflections on defining moments, from Hurricane Katrina to the murder of Michael Brown to the election of Donald Trump. Together, the lives and reflections in these pages offer a portrait of a generation on the brink, tracing their efforts to build their own futures and write their own history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents We out -- Millennial moment : Katrina -- Don't double down on stupid -- Millennial moment : two lives -- Red lips and nails -- Millennial moment : Queens -- Tryin' to eat -- Millennial moment : 40 acres -- Painted walls and temples -- Millennial moment : that craving -- Bad and bougee -- Millennial moment : 5-0 -- Applause -- Millennial moment : Russian roulette -- Still in love -- Millennial moment : catch-22 -- Breathe -- Millennial moment : the day after.
Subject African Americans -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Race discrimination -- Economic aspects -- United States.
African Americans -- Economic conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799599
Race discrimination -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086468
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Other Form: ebook version : 9781568585871
ISBN 9781568585864 (hardcover)
1568585861 (hardcover)
9781568585871 (e-book)
Add a Review