|aPostracial America? :|ban interdisciplinary study /|cedited by Vincent L. Stephens and Anthony Stewart.
|aLanham, Maryland : |bBucknell University Press, |c2017
|axv, 203 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm.
|aThe Griot Project book series
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 171-183) and index.
|aIntroduction: the postracial: the general and the particulars / Vincent Stephens and Anthony Stewart -- Part I. Whose ideal? -- Frederick Douglass confronts the post-slavery argument: regarding some origins of the postracial idea / ÔEva Tettenborn -- Black is red all over again: the returns of Cold War anticommunist rhetoric / James Zeigler -- College students counter the postracial narrative / Mary Jo McCloskey -- The death of race: living posthumously in a postracial society / Whitney Shepard -- Against "Lynch Law" in the age of extrajudicial killing and war crimes / Spring Ulmer -- Part II. Applying and misapplying the postracial -- Are we the "future Americans"?: Charles Chesnutt anticipates a postracial American society / Cherise A. Pollard -- The desire for the end of race: Barthes, Everett, and the belief in the postracial / Anthony Stewart -- Guns to the border of black and queer: the firearms and redemption schemes of Tarantino's Pulp Fiction / Joshua Brewer -- Postracism in Heidi W. Durrow's The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: racial identity and the new universal subject / MÔarcia C. Agustini.
This book argues that the notion of the “post-racial” does not begin with the election of Barack Obama, nor will its significance end with the conclusion of his administration. The “post-racial” is an expression of the protean nature of white supremacy in America, and the articles collected here demonstrate the variations within this seemingly innocuous and salutary expression.