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Going Too Far: Essays About America’s Nervous Breakdown
by Ishmael Reed

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    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Page Count: 240
    ISBN13: 9781926824567
    Imprint: Baraka Books
    Publisher: Baraka Books
    Parent Company: Baraka Books

    Book Description:
    Challenging a prevailing attitude, this account disputes the idea that racism is no longer a factor in American life. Based on cultural and literary evidence—including Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn—it argues that, in some ways, the United States very much resembles the country of the 1850s. Not only are the representations of blacks in popular culture throwbacks to the days of minstrelsy, but politicians are also raising stereotypes reminiscent of those which fugitive slaves found it necessary to combat: that African Americans are lazy, dependent, and in need of management. Bold and direct, this book brings an important debate to the surface.

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