Patt Morrison for October 28, 2010

Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America

Mercer 11571

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Robinson carves out four categories of American blacks: the Transcendent class, the Abandoned class, the Emergent class, and the Middle class.

It would be foolish to make generalizations about any group - not all women hate football, not all men like root beer, some Americans actually do believe that we are going to get out of this recession. With that in mind, Eugene Robinson discusses the class and cultural divides within Black America in his new book Disintegration. Robinson carves out four categories of American blacks, the Transcendent class, the Abandoned class, the Emergent class and the Middle class. Who constitutes the “Transcendent” class and is the political climate so different now than previously that there is decidedly less cohesiveness in the African American community?

Guest:

Eugene Robinson, associate editor and twice–weekly columnist for The Washington Post and author of, Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America


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