Book Club: Democracy in Black

book.jpgHow Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

What so much talk about politics I decided to read a little more on topics my friends have been discussing. Just last week three friends sent my video of a white police officer beating up and raping a young black women in jail. The issue of how our justice system needs to repaired is a heated discussion around the world. Several people I know think races don’t matter in society but this book shows that it does. Today the issue of race has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency. There is inequality within our system. In Democracy in Black Eddie S. Glaude Jr.’s shows we live in a country founded on a “value gap”—with white lives valued more than others—that still distorts our politics today. Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civil-rights era have reached a dead end, or why only remaking democracy from the ground up can bring real change. Even though the book focus on  African American lives in today’s society you can see how races still plays a powerful role in today’s world. I highly recommend this book you will have a new insight on race and politics.

My Rating:♥♥♥♥♥

Available: Wherever books are sold.

I received this book for my honest opinion from the publishers and in no way has my opinion been influenced by outside sources.


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