My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And The Last Stand Of The Angry White Man.

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Sinopse

Written in the tradition of works by Joan Didion, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, and Eve Ensler, this “profoundly insightful and brilliantly inciting” (Dominique Morisseau, Obie Award-winning playwright) exploration of the soul of the United States—the past, the present, and the future Kevin Powell wants for us all, through the lens and lives of three major figures: his mother, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.

Ten short years ago, Barack Obama became president of the United States, and changed the course of history. Ten short years ago, our America was hailed globally as a breathtaking example of democracy, as a rainbow coalition of everyday people marching to the same drum beat. We had finally overcome.

But did we?

Both the presidencies of Obama and Donald Trump have produced some of the ugliest divides in history: horrific racial murders, non-stop mass shootings, the explosion of attacks on immigrants and on the LGBTQ community, the rise of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, a massive gap between the haves and the have-nots, and legions of women stepping forth to challenge sexual violence—and men—in all forms.

In this collection of thirteen powerful essays, “Kevin Powell thoughtfully weaves together the connective tissue between gender, race, sexuality, pop culture, and sports through a series of raw, incredibly personal essays” (Jemele Hill, writer and ESPN anchor). Be it politics, sports, pop culture, hip-hop music, mental health, racism, #MeToo, or his very complicated relationship with his mother, these impassioned essays are not merely a mirror of who we are, but also who and what Powell thinks we ought to be.

Capítulos

  • MyMother 01 Title

    Duração: 30s
  • MyMother 02 Dedication&Epigraphs

    Duração: 58s
  • MyMother 03 AllowMeToRe-introduceMyself

    Duração: 07min
  • MyMother 04 LetterToAYoungMan

    Duração: 21min
  • MyMother 05 WillRacismEverEnd

    Duração: 40min
  • MyMother 06 TheDayOurPrinceDied

    Duração: 10min
  • MyMother 07 ALetterToTupacShakur

    Duração: 43min
  • MyMother 08 WhyIsBaltimoreBurning

    Duração: 12min
  • MyMother 09 CamNewton

    Duração: 01h27min
  • MyMother 10 TheLinerNotesForTheTribeCalledQuestGreatestHitsAlbum

    Duração: 07min
  • MyMother 11 JayZAndTheRemakingOfHisManhood

    Duração: 01h01min
  • MyMother 12 MeAndMuhammadAli

    Duração: 10min
  • MyMother 13 HamiltonOJSimpsonOrlando

    Duração: 01h06min
  • MyMother 14 Prodigy

    Duração: 07min
  • MyMother 15 Re-definingManhood

    Duração: 24min
  • MyMother 16 MyMotherBarackObamaDonaldTrump Part1

    Duração: 31min
  • MyMother 17 MyMotherBarackObamaDonaldTrump Part2

    Duração: 01h11min
  • MyMother 18 Credits

    Duração: 01min