By Kent A. Ono
Based on many pundits and cultural commentators, the U.S. is having fun with a post-racial age, thank you partly to Barack Obama's upward thrust to the presidency. This excessive gloss of optimism fails, although, to acknowledge that racism is still ever current and alive, unfold by means of channels of media and circulated even in colloquial speech in ways in which should be tricky to investigate. during this groundbreaking assortment edited through Michael G. Lacy and Kent A. Ono, students search to check this advanced and contradictory terrain whereas relocating the sector of verbal exchange in a extra intellectually effective course. an exceptional crew of members from a variety of educational backgrounds demanding situations conventional definitions and functions of rhetoric. From the troubling media representations of black looters after storm Katrina and rhetoric in information insurance in regards to the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres to cinematic representations of race in Crash, Blood Diamond, and Quentin Tarantino’s movies, those essays exhibit advanced intersections and buildings of racialized our bodies and discourses, critiquing race in cutting edge and intriguing methods. severe Rhetorics of Race seeks not just to appreciate and navigate a global fraught with racism, yet to alter it, one notice at a time.
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Critical Rhetorics of Race by Kent A. Ono