Mixed-race Superman : Keanu, Obama, and multiracial experience

by Harris, Will,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HT1523.H38 2019
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  HT1523.H38 2019
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Non-Fiction Collection HT1523.H38 2019
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  HT1523.H38 2019
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 305.8 Har
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  305.8 Har
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 305.8 H244m
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction Collection
 
Call Number  NF 305.8 H244m
 
 
Summary
A charming and insightful look at Barrack Obama, Keanu Reeves and the mixed-race experience in our divided world.

At once personally revealing and politically astute, author Will Harris reflects on the lives of two very different supermen- Barack Obama and Keanu Reeves. In an era where a man endorsed by the Klu Klux Klan can sit in the White House, Harris argues that the mixed-race of both Obama and Reeves gave them a cultural shapelessness that was a form of resistance. Reeves, as Neo in The Matrix, portrayed the chosen one on the silver screen, while Obama, for a brief moment, was a real-life superhero on the world stage.

Drawing on his own personal experience and examining the way that these two men have been embedded in our collective consciousness, Harris asks what they can teach us about race and heroism.
Additional Information
Subjects Racially mixed people.
Racially mixed people -- Race identity.
Racially mixed families.
Miscegenation.
Publisher Brooklyn :2019
Language English
Description 118 pages ; 18 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-118).
ISBN 9781612197890
1612197892
Other Classic View