Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy (Hardback)
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Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy (Hardback)

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Hardback 196 Pages / Published: 20/10/2015
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This book critically examines Obama's presidency and legacy, especially in regard to race, inequality, education, and political power. Orelus depicts an "interest convergence factor" that led many White liberals and the corporate media to help Obama get elected in 2008 and 2012. He assesses Obama's political accomplishments, including parts of his domestic policies that support gay rights and equal pay for women. Special attention is given to Obama's educational policies, like Race to the Top, and the effects of such policies on both the learning and academic outcome of students, particularly linguistically and culturally diverse students. In a race and power framework, Orelus relates domestic policies to the effects of Obama's foreign policies on the lives of people in poorer countries, especially where innocent children and women have been killed by war and drone strikes authorized by Obama's administration. The author invites readers to question and transcend the historical symbolism of Obama's political victory in an effort to carefully examine and critique his actions as reflected through both his domestic and foreign policies.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781612058788
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


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"Pierre Orelus has written an insightful, far-reaching and highly significant critique of the presidency of the first African-American to hold the office in the USA."

Paul Carr, co-author of The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education

"Pierre Orelus provides a compelling indictment of the Obama years with respect to both domestic and foreign policy."

Mike Cole, Professor, University of East London. Author of Critical Race Theory and Education: A Marxist Response.

"Pierre Orelus' important book, Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy, offers a detailed challenge to the many false assumptions surrounding Obama. Not only does he provide the necessary evidence to counter the notion that institutional racism has been eradicated, but he connects racism to capitalism."

Curry Malott, Author of Teaching Marx: the Socialist Agenda.

"Orelus' courageous new book is an important analysis, a must-read for educators and concerned citizens worldwide who wish to defeat the plague of racism and the brutality of capitalism in the interests of bringing forth a new social universe animated by social justice and true equality."

Peter McLaren, Distinguished Professor, Chapman University, and author of Pedagogy of Insurrection

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