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Obama and the Biracial FactorThe Battle for a New American Majority$
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Andrew Jolivette

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447301011

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.001.0001

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Barack Obama and the rise to power: Emmett Till revisited

Barack Obama and the rise to power: Emmett Till revisited

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(p.205) Chapter Eleven Barack Obama and the rise to power: Emmett Till revisited
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Obama and the Biracial Factor
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Andrew J. Jolivette

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0011

An exploration of the parallels between the rise of the Civil Rights Movement and the death of Emmett Till with the election of President Barack Obama is offered to demonstrate the role of critical mixed race pedagogy in shifting ideological discourse in the United States as it relates to social justice, equity, and cross-ethnic coalitions.

Keywords:   Critical, mixed race, pedagogy, social justice, self-determination, cross-ethnic, transnational, solidarity, radical love, hegemony, whiteness, post-racist

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