We Gon' Be Alright

We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
TitleWe Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorChang, Jeff
Number of Pages208
CityNew York
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number0312429487
KeywordsDiversity, Race, Resegregation
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In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. He argues that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time, the undoing of which is key to moving the nation forward to racial justice and cultural equity.