By H. Samy Alim,Geneva Smitherman,Michael Eric Dyson
In Articulate whereas Black, popular students of Black Language tackle language and racial politics within the U.S. via an insightful exam of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's reaction to it. during this eloquently written and powerfully argued ebook, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman offer new insights approximately President Obama and the connection among language and race in modern society. all through, they study a number of racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies related to the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his dating to Hip Hop Culture.
Using their research of Barack Obama as some extent of departure, Alim and Smitherman demonstrate how significant debates approximately language, race, and academic inequality erupt into moments of racial hindrance in the USA. In demanding American principles approximately language, race, schooling, and gear, they assist take the nationwide discussion on race to the following point. In a lot an analogous manner that Cornel West printed approximately 20 years in the past that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman during this groundbreaking publication express how deeply "language issues" to the nationwide dialog on race--and in our day-by-day lives.
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Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. by H. Samy Alim,Geneva Smitherman,Michael Eric Dyson