A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination and his
equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and
class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape is
not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.
Michael Eric Dyson
Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done
before, the voices of his generation: the concerns, the cares, the
fears, and the fearlessness.
In three mind-jolting essays by one of the most passionate and
eloquent voices of his generation, Who s Gonna Take the Weight? by
Kevin Powell leads us to the heart of the searing issues facing us
today, from manhood, violence, and gender oppression to celebrity
culture and hip-hop. Using compelling personal stories as the
connecting thread, he examines what this nation has become since
the monumental upheavals of the 1960s and where it might be headed
if we re not careful.
Written one hundred years after W.E.B. DuBois s The Souls of Black
Folk and forty years after James Baldwin s The Fire Next Time, Who
s Gonna Take the Weight? is an impassioned witness to the burning
problems that have accompanied us on our journey through the
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