An analysis of the book race rules navigating the color line by michael eric dyson

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Simpson trial through the Million Man March, with thoughtful considerations of the nature of black male leadership, the need for a black Christian theology of sexuality, the role of black public intellectuals, and the intergenerational split within black America.

At the heart of the book is the useful distinction that Dyson charts between race as context, as subtext, and as pretext.

An analysis of the book race rules navigating the color line by michael eric dyson

In practical terms, most effectively in his essay on male leadership, this trilogy is expressed as the difference between Colin Powell as one whose appeal is based on transcending race, Louis Farrakhan as one who has translated race, and Jesse Jackson as a leader who has transformed race.

This last model is the one that Dyson forcefully valorizes, a leadership style that acknowledges the powerful wrongs of white supremacy but seeks to make common cause with others oppressed by sexism, homophobia, class and economic divisions.

Dyson is himself a Baptist minister, and he shares the traditionalist framework that unites all three of his exemplars of black male leadership, but as his powerful chapter on sexuality and the black church indicates, he is not locked into a reactionary vision of gender and sexuality.

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On the downside, Dyson occasionally engages in too much on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand analysis; what is clearly an honest search for the truth occasionally reads like the temporizing of a politician seeking to appease all the voters. Despite its occasional shortcomings, a thoughtful and balanced addition to a national debate all too often marked by outraged polemic.Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line Michael Eric Dyson, Author, Elizabeth Maguire, Editor Basic Books $20 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

This fourth book by Dyson (Between God and Gangsta Rap, , etc.) is a collection of interlocking essays pondering the ongoing dilemmas of race, class, and gender in the African-American community.

Former welfare father, ordained Baptist minister, and Princeton Ph.

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