From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
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Pub Date: 02/23/2016

Pages: 288

Publisher: Haymarket Books

Imprint: Haymarket Books

ISBN 13: 9781608465620

ISBN 10: 1608465624

Price: $17.95 / $23.50 CAN

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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About the Book

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists.

In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.

About the Book

An indispensable contribution to the movement for racial justice in “postracial” America.

Author

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. Her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation won the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book. Her articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, New Politics, the Guardian, In These Times, Black Agenda Report, Ms., International Socialist Review, and other publications. Taylor is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University.