By Ricky L. Jones

Barack Obama s surprising arrival at the nationwide scene has created a wave of pleasure in American politics, a phenomenon that has been dubbed Obamamania. In What s incorrect with Obamamania?, Ricky L. Jones areas Obama s run for the presidency within the context of deep and infrequently demanding shifts in black management because the Sixties. From Charles Hamilton Houston to Thurgood Marshall to Jesse Jackson, from prosperity preachers to megachurches, from W. E. B. Du Bois s gifted 10th and civil rights advocates to Black leisure tv and hip-hop tradition, Jones paints an image of diminished expectancies, cynicism, and nihilism that are meant to supply us all pause."

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