Entertaining Race by Michael Eric Dyson: Book Trailer



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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop comes a compelling vision for the future.

"A splendid way to spend quality time reading one of the most remarkable thinkers in America today."
―Speaker Nancy Pelosi

"To read Entertaining Race is to encounter the life-long vocation of a teacher who preaches, a preacher who teaches and an activist who cannot rest until all are set free."
―Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock

For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist and ordained Baptist minister. He has presented a rich and resourceful set of ideas about American history and culture. Now for the first time he brings together the various components of his multihued identity and eclectic pursuits.

Entertaining Race is a testament to Dyson’s consistent celebration of the outsized impact of African American culture and politics on this country. Black people were forced to entertain white people in slavery, have been forced to entertain the idea of race from the start, and must find entertaining ways to make race an object of national conversation. Dyson’s career embodies these and other ways of performing Blackness, and in these pages, ranging from 1991 to the present, he entertains race with his pen, voice and body, and occasionally, alongside luminaries like Cornel West, David Blight, Ibram X. Kendi, Master P, MC Lyte, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza, John McWhorter, and Jordan Peterson.

With essays on Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Nas, The Isley Brothers, Bill Withers, Leonard Freed, Nelson Mandela, David Scheinbaum, Martin Luther King, August Wilson, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Derrida, William August Jones, George Floyd, Barbara Lee, Amiri Baraka (formerly knows as Leroi Jones), Jessye Norman, Allan Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Kanye West, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ibram X. Kendi, Alicia Garza, Eddie Glaude, Jordan Peterson, Bill Cosby, and Nikole Hannah-Jones.

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