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Houston Baker Jr. Calls Out Black Intellectuals
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Houston Baker Jr. Calls Out Black Intellectuals

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In his new book Betrayal: How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Rights Era, Houston Baker Jr. says some of the black community's leading lights have abandoned the progressive social ideas that fueled the civil rights era.

He believes Martin Luther King's death 40 years ago marked the beginning of the end.

Baker is a Distinguished University Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

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How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Rights Era

by Houston A., Jr. Baker

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