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

Author/creator Allen, Reniqua author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Nation Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, 2019.
Descriptionviii, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
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.
Abstract "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... 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781568585871
LCCN 2018028528
ISBN9781568585864
ISBN1568585861

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