Gender, Race, and Nationalism in Contemporary Black Politics by N. Alexander-Floyd

By N. Alexander-Floyd

This compelling ebook examines the interrelationship among gender, race, narrative, and nationalism in black politics in particular and inside American politics as an entire. Nikol Alexander-Floyd's new paintings highlights the serious position of race and gender, exhibiting how they function to outline political discourse and to figure out public coverage.

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To be sure, Black feminists have noted and continue to note the importance of addressing race, class, and gender simultaneously—that a racial politics that fails to provide substantive equality for Black women is bankrupt, at worst, and counterproductive, at best. The BCPP and the policies and priorities that it has spawned, however, continue to equate Black liberation with a quest to achieve manhood. Ironically, even as it equates Black liberation with the search for manhood, it legitimates and reproduces identity politics that continues to privilege the category of race, exalting the ideal of racial unity as an abstraction that is divorced from the need to work out concrete political agreement and objectives.

S. nationalism as well as Black cultural nationalism. Though motivated by competing political positions and motivations, both White and Black nationalists have contributed to the legitimation of the BCPP, and the latter has, in turn, facilitated White and Black nationalist agendas. This paradigm performed double duty. On the one hand, it constituted a political and cultural White nationalism for the United States, reinscribing the boundaries of the nation through its 32 Gender, Race, and Nationalism figurative (and increasingly literal) exclusion of Blacks.

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