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Learn more about the background and accomplishments of Dr. David Ikard, Chair, African-American and Diaspora Studies, Vanderbilt University, at the school’s website, linked below.
Dr. Ikard published four books between 2007 and 2017, including:
- Breaking The Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism (2007), demonstrating the possibility and value of a viable black male feminist perspective;
- Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama’s Post-Racial America (2012) with Martell Teasley, suggesting a posture of passionate and organized pressure for Black Americans to strike during the Obama Administration; and suggesting “neither Obama nor any political figure is likely to be in the forefront of addressing issues of racial inequality and injustice;”
- Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America (2013), which explodes the myths of a “post-racial” nation and colorblind politics; and argues for an intersectional approach to challenging oppression; and
- Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs (2017), which considers literature and popular media to dismantle popular white supremacist tropes.
“Professor Ikard is Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies. His research and teaching interests include African American Literature, black feminist criticism, hip hop culture, black masculinity and whiteness studies. He is the author/co-author of four books, including Breaking The Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism (2007), Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama’s Post-Racial America (2012), co-authored with Martell Teasley and winner of the Best Scholarly Book Award by DISA in 2013, Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America (2013), and Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs (2017). His essays have appeared in African American Review, MELUS, Palimpsest, African and Black Diaspora Journal, The Journal of Black Studies, and Obsidian III.” — Vanderbilt University