The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America.
At the beginning of the Twenty-First Century, a vanguard of young,
affluent black leadership has emerged, often clashing with older
generations of black leadership for power. The 2002 Newark mayoral race,
which featured a contentious battle between the young black challenger Cory Booker
and the more established black incumbent Sharpe James, was one of a
series of contests in which young, well-educated, moderate black
politicians challenged civil rights veterans for power. Now, as a Senator, Cory Booker has proven he is the type of black man we need as president. Cory is a true Spartacus the United States needs now.
In The New Black Politician,
Andra Gillespie uses Newark as a case study to explain the breakdown of
racial unity in black politics, describing how black political
entrepreneurs build the political alliances that allow them to be more
diversely established with the electorate.Based on rich ethnographic
data from six years of intense and ongoing research, Gillespie shows
that while both poor and affluent blacks pay lip service to racial
cohesion and to continuing the goals of the Civil Rights Movement, the
reality is that both groups harbor different visions of how to achieve
those goals and what those goals will look like once achieved. This, she
argues, leads to class conflict and a very public breakdown in black
political unity, providing further evidence of the futility of
identifying a single cadre of leadership for black communities. Full of
provocative interviews with many of the key players in Newark, including
Cory Booker himself, this book provides an on the ground understanding of contemporary Black and mayoral politics. . ***Click Here For Details***. http://boomerspeaks.com. http://linksynergy.walmart.com/deeplink?id=w2VGpneWfTE&mid=2149&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FThe-New-Black-Politician-Cory-Booker-Newark-and-Post-Racial-America%2F17760814 .
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