From the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies, Winthrop D. Jordan (Mississippi): Historical Origins of the One-Drop Racial Rule in the United States; Daniel McNeil (DePaul): Slimy Subjects and Neoliberal Goods: Obama and the Children of Fanon; Guy Emerson Mount reviews The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing by Greg Carter; and Michele Elam reviews Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial by Ralina L. Joseph. Carlos Andres Perez Hernandez (Tartu): The Constitutive Role of Emotions in the Discursive Construction of the “People”: A Look into Obama’s 2008 “Race Speech”. Ta-Nehisi Coates on how Black America talks to the White House. Jarvis Tyner on how African-American struggles are key in the fight for progress. Richard Thompson Ford on the simple falsehoods of race: The old debate between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington lives on, but the terms have been flipped on their heads. Thomas J. Sugrue on how there is no figure in recent American history whose memory is more distorted and words more drained of content than Martin Luther King. Betty DeRamus on going beyond the Black History Month hit parade. Mary-Alice Daniel on the history white people need to learn: Anyone who wants "white history month" should learn instead about how whiteness has been used to discriminate. Paul Berman on the true story of America's first black female slave novelist: The once-unidentified writer of The Bondwoman's Narrative, and a stunning story that goes from North Carolina to revolutionary Nicaragua to the free North.

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