Critical Race Theory

Everything Old is New Again

Authored by: Kim M. LeDuff

The Routledge Companion to Media and Race

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138020726
eBook ISBN: 9781315778228
Adobe ISBN: 9781317695837

10.4324/9781315778228.ch6

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Abstract

It seemed like a mirage… as if awakening from a bad dream, we opened our eyes to find an African American in the White House…. But to quote Derrick Bell, “we are not saved.” In the same way that the collapse of formal segregation did not dismantle racial power in the mid-20th century, President Obama’s victory did not signal its defeat in 2008.

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