Why Didn't We Riot? by Issac J. Bailey audiobook

Why Didn't We Riot?: A Black Man in Trumpland

By Issac J. Bailey
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Brilliance Audio 9781635420289
4.86 Hours 1
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An award-winning journalist deals forthrightly with what it means to be black in Trump Country. In Why Didn't We Riot?, South Carolina–based journalist Issac J. Bailey reflects on a wide range of topics that have been increasingly dividing Americans, from police brutality and Confederate symbols to poverty and respectability politics. Bailey has been honing his views on these issues for the past quarter of a century in his professional and private life, which included an eighteen-year stint as a member of a mostly white Evangelical Christian church. This book speaks to and for the millions of black and brown people throughout the United States who were effectively pushed back to the back of the bus in the Trump era by a media that prioritized the concerns and feelings of the white working class and an administration that made white supremacists giddy, and explains why the country’s fate in 2020 and beyond is largely in their hands. It will be an invaluable resource for the everyday reader, as well as political analysts, college professors and students, and political consultants and political campaigns vying for high office.

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An award-winning journalist deals forthrightly with what it means to be black in Trump Country.

In Why Didn't We Riot?, South Carolina–based journalist Issac J. Bailey reflects on a wide range of topics that have been increasingly dividing Americans, from police brutality and Confederate symbols to poverty and respectability politics. Bailey has been honing his views on these issues for the past quarter of a century in his professional and private life, which included an eighteen-year stint as a member of a mostly white Evangelical Christian church.

This book speaks to and for the millions of black and brown people throughout the United States who were effectively pushed back to the back of the bus in the Trump era by a media that prioritized the concerns and feelings of the white working class and an administration that made white supremacists giddy, and explains why the country’s fate in 2020 and beyond is largely in their hands. It will be an invaluable resource for the everyday reader, as well as political analysts, college professors and students, and political consultants and political campaigns vying for high office.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

In Issac J. Bailey’s book, James Baldwin meets James Bond—that is, Bailey performs a kind of racial spy mission, bringing back intelligence from deep in Trumpland about the kind of thinking that continues to have disastrous consequences for our country. Why Didn’t We Riot? is a very important book. Clifford Thompson, author of What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues
This is such a timely book, delivered into our hands at precisely the moment when we are reckoning with the cruel legacies of racism and inequality in a manner we never have before. A searing, honest, and essential read for anyone who wishes to know how we got here, and how we might escape. Tope Folarin, author of A Particular Kind of Black Man
“[Bailey’s essays] are incisive as they confront the realities of systemic racism in America…essential reading. Foreword Reviews

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 4.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English