Being a 'Black Leader' in America

Cose, Ellis
January 2001
Newsweek;1/29/2001, Vol. 137 Issue 5, p39
Offers thoughts on Jesse Jackson and his role as a black leader in America. Political implications of the so-called love child born to him; Fear that when such a personal crisis occurs, that the black cause may be threatened; Tendency to view a black leader as one who represents all blacks; How the media molds black leaders; How the opinion of a black leader is sought solely on issues of race.


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