ERIC Number: EJ815450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-10
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The End of Race as We Know It
Early, Gerald L.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n7 pB11 Oct 2008
In this article, the author shares his thoughts when he saw the controversial "New Yorker" cover of July 21, 2008 showing the Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, as a Muslim jihadist and his wife, Michelle, as a gun-toting, Afro-wearing black militant. The cover told the story of a rite of African-American passage that occurred at a particular time for the generation of blacks who would become the most successful in the history of the group, and the most integrated. The New Yorker cover reminded the author how much they have, as integrationists, tried to fit in and how much they may secretly feel (or hope) they have not. The cover not only reminds him how much this group has done to make whites feel comfortable around them by adopting "secret identities."
Descriptors: Current Events, Racial Attitudes, African Americans, Journal Articles, Political Candidates, Social History, Racial Integration
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