By Robert J. Patterson

Using the time period "exodus politics" to theorize the valorization of black
male management within the circulation for civil rights, Robert J. Patterson explores the methods in which
the political options and ideologies of this stream ironically undermined the collective
enfranchisement of black humans. He argues that via narrowly conceptualizing civil rights in only
racial phrases and depending completely on a male determine, traditional African American leadership,
although usually redemptive, may also erode the very ambitions of civil rights.

The writer turns to modern African American writers reminiscent of Ernest
Gaines, Gayl Jones, Alice Walker, and Charles Johnson to teach how they problem the dominant
types of civil rights leadership.

He attracts on quite a few disciplines—including black
feminism, civil rights background, cultural experiences, and liberation theology—in order to enhance a
extra nuanced formula of black subjectivity and politics.

Patterson's connection of the idea that of racial rights to
gender and sexual rights permits him to light up the literature's advertising of extra expansive
types. via contemplating the competing and sundry political pursuits of black groups, these
writers reimagine the dominant versions in a manner which could empower groups to be
self-sustaining within the absence of a messianic male leader.

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