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Barack Obama and the rise to power: Emmett Till revisited

Andrew J. Jolivette

in Obama and the Biracial Factor

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9781447301011
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307228 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0011
Barack Obama and the rise to power: Emmett Till revisited

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An exploration of the parallels between the rise of the Civil Rights Movement and the death of Emmett Till with the election of President Barack Obama is offered to demonstrate the role of critical mixed race pedagogy in shifting ideological discourse in the United States as it relates to social justice, equity, and cross-ethnic coalitions.

Keywords: Critical; mixed race; pedagogy; social justice; self-determination; cross-ethnic; transnational; solidarity; radical love; hegemony; whiteness; post-racist

Chapter.  7977 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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