Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Spring Brook Audio
The Best Audio Books on the Web
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Politics & Social Sciences   Anthropology

What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America


What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Macmillan Audio at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This program is read by the author. What Truth Sounds Like is a timely exploration of America's tortured racial politics that continues the


Product Description

This program is read by the author.

What Truth Sounds Like is a timely exploration of America's tortured racial politics that continues the conversation from Michael Eric Dyson's New York Times best seller Tears We Cannot Stop. 

President Barack Obama: "Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison." 

In 2015, BLM activist Julius Jones confronted presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with an urgent query: "What in your heart has changed that's going to change the direction of this country?" "I don't believe you just change hearts", she protested. "I believe you change laws." 

The fraught conflict between conscience and politics - between morality and power - in addressing race hardly began with Clinton. An electrifying and traumatic encounter in the '60s crystallized these furious disputes. 

In 1963, Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that threatened to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith. It was Smith's relentless, unfiltered fury that set Kennedy on his heels, reducing him to sullen silence. 

Kennedy walked away from the nearly three-hour meeting angry - that the black folk assembled didn't understand politics, and that they weren't as easy to talk to as Martin Luther King. But especially that they were more interested in witness than policy. But Kennedy's anger quickly gave way to empathy, especially for Smith. "I guess if I were in his shoes...I might feel differently about this country." Kennedy set about changing policy - the meeting having transformed his thinking in fundamental ways. 

There was more: every big argument about race that persists to this day got a hearing in that room. Smith declaring that he'd never fight for his country given its racist tendencies, and Kennedy being appalled at such lack of patriotism, tracks the disdain for black dissent in our own time. His belief that black folk were ungrateful for the Kennedys' efforts to make things better shows up in our day as the charge that black folk wallow in the politics of ingratitude and victimhood. The contributions of black queer folk to racial progress still cause a stir. BLM has been accused of harboring a covert queer agenda. The immigrant experience, like that of Kennedy - versus the racial experience of Baldwin - is a cudgel to excoriate black folk for lacking hustle and ingenuity. The questioning of whether folk who are interracially partnered can authentically communicate black interests persists. 

This audiobook exists at the tense intersection of the conflict between politics and prophecy - of whether we embrace political resolution or moral redemption to fix our fractured racial landscape.  

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Macmillan Audio
Publisher:Macmillan Audio
Studio:Macmillan Audio

What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Macmillan Audio

Buy Now:
What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

Brand: Macmillan Audio
4.8 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$23.95


Quantity:  

 


View More In Anthropology.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Macmillan Audio, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
By Random House Audio
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America's retreat from reason. We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theor...

White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
By Random House Audio
Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo first coined the term "white fragility" in...

A Long Way Home
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferre...

Acoustical Signal Processing in the Central Auditory System (The Language of Science)
By Josef L Syka
ean: 9780306456084, isbn: 0306456087,
The symposium on Acoustical Signal Processing in the Central Auditory System which was held in Prague on September 4--7, 1996 was the third in a series organized in Prague, after the Neuronal Mechanisms of Hearing symposium in 1980 and Auditory Pathw...

Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations (East Asian Popular Culture)
By Palgrave Macmillan
ean: 9783319706283, isbn: 3319706284,
Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations undertakes a critical reassessment of Japanese horror cinema by attending to its intermediality and transnational hybridity in relation to world horror cinema. Neither a conventional film h...

A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History
By Penguin Audio
ean: 9781611762778, isbn: 1611762774,
Drawing on startling new evidence from the human genome, an exploration of how and why the human population differentiated into distinctive races beginning fifty thousand years agoFewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the bi...

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
By Random House Audio
sku: AFR0739383728, ean: 9780739383728, isbn: 0739383728,

Work With Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business
By Tantor Audio
mpn: 43192-413872, ean: 9781452644066, isbn: 1452644063,
Work With Me is the timely collaboration of two of the world's foremost authorities on gender relations. Barbara Annis, world-renowned expert on gender issues in the workplace, and John Gray, author of the number one relationship book of all time, Me...

Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound (Routledge Studies in Anthropology)
By Routledge
ean: 9781138801271, isbn: 1138801275,
This volume approaches the issue of ambient sound through the ethnographic exploration of different cultural contexts including Italy, India, Egypt, France, Ethiopia, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, and Japan. It examines social, religious, and aesthetic ...

Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age: Pressing Matters
By Lexington Books
ean: 9781498510073, isbn: 1498510078,
Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age: Pressing Matters examines the resurgence of vinyl record technologies in the twenty-first century and their place in the history of analog sound and the recording industry. It seeks to answer the q...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2019 - springbrookaudio.com. All Rights Reserved.