Race Against Time by Keith Boykin audiobook

Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America

By Keith Boykin
Read by Keith Boykin

Bold Type Books 9781645037262

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781668600634

  • ISBN: 9781668600597

Runtime: 11.19 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Cold Civil War has engulfed the nation.

After a deadly pandemic, shocking incidents of police brutality, a racial justice crisis, and the fall of a dangerous demagogue, America remains more divided than at any time in decades. At the heart of this national crisis is the fear of a darkening America—a country in which there is no longer a predominant white majority.

As the Republican Party has lost the popular vote in seven of the last eight presidential elections, its leaders have incited white Americans in a last-ditch race against time to stop the advance of a new, multiracial emerging majority. Keith Boykin, long time political commentator, has watched this white resentment consume the GOP over the course of a life in politics, activism, and journalism. He has also observed the divisions among Democrats, as white progressives have postponed demands for full racial equity, while Black voters have often been too forgiving of party leaders who have failed to deliver. America can no longer avoid its long overdue reckoning with the past, Boykin argues.

With the familiarity of personal experience and the acuity of historical insight, Boykin urges us to fight racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia and save the union, not just by making Black lives matter, but by making Black lives equal.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pick up this insightful and alarming book to better understand how America’s political system perpetuates racial injustice.” Booklist
“A persuasive diagnosis of America’s social and political ills." Publishers Weekly
“This is history we have made together and lessons Boykin recommends to help shape the future.” Donna Brazile, former chair of the Democratic National Committee
“[A] guide to racial politics in the Black Lives Matter era…We would ignore Boykin’s searing analysis and urgent solutions at our peril.” Paul Butler, author of Chokehold

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Author

Author Bio: Keith Boykin

Author Bio: Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin, a Lambda Literary Award-winning author of four books, is a CNN political commentator, bestselling author, and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton. He teaches at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York and previously taught at American University in Washington, DC. He is a co-founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition. He was a co-host of the BET Networks talk show “My Two Cents,” starred on the Showtime reality television series American Candidate, was an associate producer of the film Dirty Laundry, and he has appeared on many other televison shows. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 11.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English