Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S /

"Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a B...

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Main Author: Alim, H. Samy, (Author)
Other Authors: Smitherman, Geneva, 1940-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • "Nah, we straight" : Black language and America's first Black president
  • A.W.B. (articulate while black) : language and racial politics in the United States
  • Makin a way outta no way : the "race speech" and Obama's rhetorical remix
  • "The fist bump heard 'round the world'" : how black communication becomes controversial
  • "My president's black, my lambo's blue" : hip hop, race, and the culture wars
  • Change the game : language, education, and the cruel fallout of racism.