Tuesday, March 8, 2011

African Judas:
Barack Obama and the Politics of White Supremacy

Excerpt: It is generally agreed that the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States would change the public face of the western world. But we must at this juncture honestly ask ourselves if the substance of that society has adjusted to realistically reflect its new veneer. Most everyone around the world was of the popular opinion that a mixed-race man of African descent would bring across a sea change of radical, people-centred, peace-politic to American governance.

 And everyone was wrong.

Especially the African in the Americas. Two years into the Obama administration, the White world still looks a great deal like the Bush-Cheney years while African people, the Indigenous and other People of Colour have it worse than ever before. Anti-African racism in the United States has returned to levels not seen since the 1960s Civil Rights Era and the first Black president in American history has thus far remained silent about Americas National Disease. This book seeks to encourage discussion and debate within the African community about subjects we, and President Obama, can no longer ignore.