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Sellout This is a great book that provides an insightful and even handed look at the use of the word sellout by some African Americans against other blacks.Kennedy is personally qualified, as he notes near the end of the book Besides being a professor at Harvard Law and the author of previous black sociology studies type books, he has himself been a target of the sellout monikerthan once.At the beginning, Kennedy explains that the word is used as part of efforts to maintain racial solidarity This is a great book that provides an insightful and even handed look at the use of the word sellout by some African Americans against other blacks.Kennedy is personally qualified, as he notes near the end of the book Besides being a professor at Harvard Law and the author of previous black sociology studies type books, he has himself been a target of the sellout monikerthan once.At th This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The black community, like every other, has its Official history, and along side of that history it has Things we wish weren t true, and we re trying to forget about, so please stop bringing it up I imagine that many in the black community see Randall Kennedy as a sellout, for the fact that he won t shut up about the things the self appointed black community police don t want us to know Like how black people were sometimes slave owners or paid for their work , and how there was great disagr The black community, like every other, has its Official history, and along side of that history it has Things we wish weren t true, and we re trying to forget about, so please stop bringing it up I imagine that many in the black community see Randall Kennedy as Was really expecting something phenomenal from the title of the book, only to briskly read it and find out that the book was ordinary This book exposed a lot of history I didn t know of, but the book felt like a defense of sambos and race traitors The Clarence Thomas part was written well, but felt like a cop out for Justice Thomas He has parts of the book where makes some comparisons with other groups, which I disagree with, but drives home the point of not being quick to name call without Was really expecting something phenomenal from the title of the book, only to briskly read it and find out that the book was ordinary This book exposed a lot of history I didn t know of, but the book felt like a defense of sambos and race traitors The Clarence Thomas part was written well, but felt like a cop out for Justice Thomas He has parts of the book where makes some comparisons with other groups, Kennedy s tendency to go off on tangents would beforgivable if this book wasn t so brief His lengthy examination of Clarence Thomas is the only place where this volume seems adequate Elsewhere, Kennedy seems to cherry pick whatever random facts about passing and African American sell outs suit his purposes, leaving the reader with a lot of interesting facts that don t lead up to a greater understanding of the phenomenon.That being said, I d personally pay this man to explore the punk und Kennedy s tendency to go off on tangents would beforgivable if this book wasn t so brief His lengthy examination of Clarence Thomas is the only place where this volume seems adequate Elsewhere, Kennedy seems to cherry pick whatever random facts about passing and African American sell outs suit his purposes, leaving the reader with a lot of More of a 3.5, but I m bumping it up to 4 This book really could have been fleshed out , especially given that half of it seems to be devoted to the case of Clarence Thomas, but it s an engaging look at how the concept of the racial betrayer reflects the boundaries and cohesion or lack thereof of the black community Of particular interest to me was the way that black people have used the one drop rule to retroactively claim figures who would not have considered themselves black, or wer More of a 3.5, but I m bumping it up to 4 This book really could have been fleshed out , especially given that half of it seems to be devoted to the case of Clarence Thomas, but it s an engaging look at how the concept of the racial betrayer reflects the boundaries and cohesion or lack thereof of the black community Of particular interest to me was the way that black people have used the one drop rule to retroactively claim figures who would not have considered themselves black, or were not considered such by peers see Beethoven being black.Some of Kennedy s attempts at evenhandedness tempered down his a Excellent Excellent Upon reading this, I was appalled at how little of black history I knew I m white from California The point of this book is that African Americans are often at odds within their community of which of their leaders has sold out and which haven t, leaders both historical and modern and he includes discussion on who I personally see in the media Obama, Oprah, Rice, Powell, Clarence Thomes, even Tiger Woods Why aren t historically important black leaders in the history Excellent Excellent Upon reading this, I was appalled at how little of black history I knew I m white from California The point of this book is that African Americans are often at odds within their community of which of their leaders has sold out and which haven t, leaders both historical and modern and he includes discussion on who I personally see in the media Obama, Oprah, Rice, Powell, Clarence Thomes, even Tiger Woods Why aren t historically important black leaders in the history books Actually, now that I ve read it, I think I understand It s too complex for high school Take, for example, a printed statement from 1868, wherein a black leader calls from the rights for blacks to own land but under white supervision, since black are, after all, inferior The last half of that statement, under today s standards, makes the black man who wrote it a sell out But two things one, it was radically progressive for its day and started the changes that helped the race that, because of those advance In This Incisive And Unflinching Study, Randall Kennedy, Author Of Nigger The Strange Career Of A Troublesome Word, Tackles Another Stigma Of America S Racial Discourse Selling Out He Explains The Origins Of The Concept And Shows How Fear Of This Label Has Haunted Prominent Members Of The Black Community Including, Most Recently, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, And Barack Obama Sellout Also Contains A Rigorously Fair Case Study Of America S Quintessential Racial Sellout Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas In The Book S Final Section, Kennedy Recounts How He Himself Has Dealt With Accusations Of Being A Sellout After Meeting Fierce Criticism At Harvard Upon The Publication Of His Book, Nigger From The Trade Paperback Edition. Randall Kennedy of Nigger the strange career of a troublesome word has written another legal brief masquerading as a book The author discusses the concept of sellout and documents the concept very well His discussion of accusations that he is a sellout is very on point The discussion in chapter 2, however A thoughtful, well considered and interesting exploration of sellouts and race traitors The commentary and insights are often relevant and applicable in areas beyond race as well.Kennedy is perhaps overly reasonable and too willing to consider opinions from all sides of an issue as valid, often assuming good motives for others when that might not be the cast This, combined with the lack of exhibited passion makes the material feelscholarly, yet alsobland and lacks a sense of ur A thoughtful, well considered and interesting exploration of sellouts and race traitors The commentary and insights are often relevant and applicable in areas beyond race as well.Kennedy is perhaps overly reasonable and too willing to consider opinions from all sides of an issue as vali 9 I delineate the negative effects that attend Page 10 Page 14 The Devil Fashed 15 Footnotes26 Mark L.StobbinsPage 54 Much of conductPage 59 Definition of soul patrol Page 60 Drop Squad 1994 Page 62 Vernon Jordan disease Page 67 The Real Sell outsPage 68 69 The Consequences that havePage 70 Page 73 Homogenizing Black America s ideological diversityPage 139 140 requirementsPage 143 Condoleezza s VicePage 77 rather than bickeringPage 78 Carter posits that Page 9 I delineate the negative effects that attend Page 10 Page 14 The Devil Fashed 15 Footnotes26 Mark L.StobbinsPage 54 Much of conductPage 59 Definition of soul patrol Page 60 Drop Squad 1994 Page 62 Vernon Jordan disease Page 67 The Real Sell outsPage 68 69 The Consequences that havePage 70 Page 73 Homogenizing Black America s ideological diversityPage 139 140 requirementsPage 143 Condoleezza s V


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