Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Is Obama the End of Black Politics?


That's the question the NY Times Magazine is asking in this article. Well, his may be the candidacy that signals most decisively the end of old-style African American political thought and practice, but the cracks in the dam started with a host of African Americans, some famous and some infamous and others anyonymous (Watts, Ford, Nutter, Steele, etc.), who have courageously resisted the hegemony that is black political thought. I don't know if Obama is the end, but I'm glad to see the discussion take on national prominence.

1 comment:

Harlan said...

Dear Brother:

I appreciate your blog Pure Church --I have it on the front page of my Igoogle. I sometimes talk with others about you, but I am unsure of the pronunciation of your name. Perhaps you could put it on your blog like Thabiti Anyabwile [Pronounced:_______________]

The Lord continue with you.