The Black Liberation Book Review Essay

1284 Words Dec 11th, 2016 6 Pages
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation Book Review As a sociologist, I am continually interested in engaging with social movements that are happening. That interest is what led me to choose From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation to do my book review on. This book analyzes the development of politics in the United States and further argues that even though we have an African American president, America is a racialized society and African Americans face inequality in three prominent molds; biological, through color blindness, and the culture of poverty in the modern era, all of which will be discussed further. The last theme in her book was regarding the media and its representation of Black people being an outlet for cultural racism. Inequality is prevalent in Black culture and that can be through different molds according to Taylor. The first mold is biological; this means that certain races are seen as being superior automatically. These races are primarily the White, Anglo-Saxon people, as discussed in class. The second mold is colorblindness. Colorblindness is when people ignore the fact that race plays a role in our lived experiences; and, it disregards that race is a prominent concept in today’s society. Lastly, the culture of poverty in American society plays a vital role in African American inequality. Examples of this are criminalization of the Black race and African Americans being lazy. The media largely influences this last mold. I had a perfect example…

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