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The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race Paperback – July 26, 2016

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"In this book, Melanye Price masterfully explores the many ways in which the first black president, Barack Obama, navigated the complexities of racenot only as a politician but also as a candidate. The books success lies in Prices ability to peel back the layers of racial significance within President Obamas rhetorical approaches[Prices] work is extremely impressive.", Critical Dialogues

"With The Race Whisperer Melanye Price has helped decode one of the most enigmatic and complex dynamics of the Obama Presidency." -- W. Jelani Cobb,author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress

"[Price's] analysis shines new light on the price paid for black silence. If Obama is the model for black politicians going forward, how can they deliver more than symbolic benefit to black voters?", The Historian

"Price has written a wonderfully rich treatment of President Barack Obamas rhetoric and his usages of race. It is a highly critical, yet restrained analysis of his presidency. This book invites readers to think closely about how politicians, especially African American politicians, use race in American national politics. More importantly, it serves as guidebook for African American voters and how they might assess the use of race in political rhetoric and discourse." -- Randal Maurice Jelks,author of Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of The Movement: A Biography

About the Author

Melanye T. Price is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Rutgers―New Brunswick.She is the author of The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race and Dreaming Blackness: Black Nationalism and African American Public Opinion.

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  • ASIN : 1479819255
  • Publisher : NYU Press (July 26, 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9781479819256
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1479819256
  • Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.56 x 8.25 inches
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