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The future of the race

Draws on the ideas of W.E.B. Du Bois to study the hopes and fears of the African American community at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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  • "Two African-American Harvard professors reflect on the challenge issued by NAACP co-founder W.E.B DuBois to the formally educated, to help and serve the less fortunate of their race. Includes the complete text of DuBois's essay, The Talented Tenth, with his own critique, and biographical information on the influential leader."
  • "Draws on the ideas of W.E.B. Du Bois to study the hopes and fears of the African American community at the dawn of the twenty-first century."@en
  • "aAlmost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants--reassess that relationship and its implications for the future of black Americans. If the 1990s are the best of times for the heirs of the Talented Tenth, they are unquestionably worse for the growing black underclass. As they examine the origins of this widening gulf and propose solutions for it, Gates and West combine memoir and biography, social analysis and cultural survey into a book that is incisive and compassionate, cautionary and deeply stirring. "Today's most public African American intellectual voices...West and Gates have made a valuable contribution."--Julian Bond, Philadelphia Inquirer "Brilliant...a social, cultural and political blueprint...that attempts to illumine the future path for blacks and American democracy."--New York Daily News "Henry Louis Gates., Jr., and Cornel West are among the most renowned American intellectuals of our time."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Appendix contains: W.E.B. DuBois and "The Talented Tenth"/ Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "The Talented Tenth" / W.E.B. DuBois, 1903, and "The Talented Tenth Memorial Address", / W.E.B. DuBois, 1948."
  • "Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants--reassess that relationship and its implications for the future of black Americans. If the 1990s are the best of times for the heirs of the Talented Tenth, they are unquestionably worse for the growing black underclass. As they examine the origins of this widening gulf and propose solutions for it, Gates and West combine memoir and biography, social analysis and cultural survey into a book that is incisive and compassionate, cautionary and deeply stirring. "Today's most public African American intellectual voices ... West and Gates have made a valuable contribution."--Julian Bond, Philadelphia Inquirer "Brilliant ... a social, cultural and political blueprint ... that attempts to illumine the future path for blacks and American democracy."--New York Daily News "Henry Louis Gates., Jr., and Cornel West are among the most renowned American intellectuals of our time."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition."@en

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