WHITE BUCKS AND BLACK-EYED PEAS: Coming of Age Black in White America Another entry in what will no doubt be a long series of autobiographies by postbaby boom African-Americans helps place a new generation of memoirists on solid ground. Any account of growing up black in the United States risks falling into a predictable pathos involving such over-familiar components as the strong and loving mother shepherding her children in a racist world; the poor but proud
Through public appearances, radio and television interviews, and his many articles and books, Manning Marable has become one of America’s most prominent commentators on race relations and African-American politics. Speaking Truth to Power brings together for the first time Marable’s major writings on black politics, peace, and social justice.The book traces the changing role of race within the American political system since the Civil Rights Movement. It also charts the author’s striking evolution of political ideas, moving toward a political analysis of multicultural democracy, social justice, and egalitarian pluralism.