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The Resource It was all a dream : a new generation confronts the broken promise to Black America, Reniqua Allen

It was all a dream : a new generation confronts the broken promise to Black America, Reniqua Allen

Label
It was all a dream : a new generation confronts the broken promise to Black America
Title
It was all a dream
Title remainder
a new generation confronts the broken promise to Black America
Statement of responsibility
Reniqua Allen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the last few decades, any hope of economic progress for black Americans has been slowly and steadily undermined. This quiet crisis was only exacerbated by the recession, which cut black households' wealth by over 30 percent. Black millennials watched their parents try to play by the rules, buying homes and aspiring to the trappings of middle-class life, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. Now, in the post-Obama era, young black Americans face a critical turning point, as they try to realize dreams too long deferred. In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories--too often overlooked--of black millennials struggling, innovating, and flourishing. We meet a former college athlete burdened with mounting debt; a fashion entrepreneur who, like so many of her generation, has left New York for southern cities like Atlanta; a sex worker in Chicago; and an ambitious Republican college student who wrestles with being a black conservative on campus. Allen interweaves reflections on defining moments, from Hurricane Katrina to the murder of Michael Brown to the election of Donald Trump. Together, the lives and reflections in these pages offer a portrait of a generation on the brink, tracing their efforts to build their own futures and write their own history"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, Reniqua
Dewey number
330.900896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.8
LC item number
.A56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
It was all a dream : a new generation confronts the broken promise to Black America, Reniqua Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We out -- Millennial moment : Katrina -- Don't double down on stupid -- Millennial moment : two lives -- Red lips and nails -- Millennial moment : Queens -- Tryin' to eat -- Millennial moment : 40 acres -- Painted walls and temples -- Millennial moment : that craving -- Bad and bougee -- Millennial moment : 5-0 -- Applause -- Millennial moment : Russian roulette -- Still in love -- Millennial moment : catch-22 -- Breathe -- Millennial moment : the day after
Control code
on1035435300
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781568585864
Lccn
2018028528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568585864
  • (OCoLC)1035435300
Label
It was all a dream : a new generation confronts the broken promise to Black America, Reniqua Allen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We out -- Millennial moment : Katrina -- Don't double down on stupid -- Millennial moment : two lives -- Red lips and nails -- Millennial moment : Queens -- Tryin' to eat -- Millennial moment : 40 acres -- Painted walls and temples -- Millennial moment : that craving -- Bad and bougee -- Millennial moment : 5-0 -- Applause -- Millennial moment : Russian roulette -- Still in love -- Millennial moment : catch-22 -- Breathe -- Millennial moment : the day after
Control code
on1035435300
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781568585864
Lccn
2018028528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568585864
  • (OCoLC)1035435300

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