HaterNation: How Incivility & Racism Have Divided Us is an anthology of insightful, provocative and thoughtful essays compiled by veteran journalists, author and educator Neil Foote. He has contributions from some of the nation's top journalists and thought leaders who discuss how incivility has become far too commonplace in America, fueling hate and racist acts that are unbecoming of a nation that touts itself as a world leader in civil rights. The writers address a wide range of topics, including how the highly anticipated "post racial" America due to the election of President Barack Obama as the nation's first African-American president quickly turned to an attack on his personal character. Other essays discuss the hugely symbolic role of First Lady Michelle Obama, the state of black women, the future of affirmative action, voter suppression and black-on-black hate. This book is designed to fuel a national dialogue about how we need to do what the late Rodney King asked the nation to do shortly after the Watts Riots 20 years ago: "Can't we all get along?"
Neil Foote is an expert in public relations, interactive media, social media, marketing and media strategy. Foote runs Foote Communications, a public relations and media strategy firm. He launched Tom Joyner’s BlackAmericaWeb.com and developed and directed the public relations for the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, BlackAmericaWeb.com and the Tom Joyner Foundation. He is nationally recognized professional who has nearly 30 years of media experience. Foote also is a senior lecturer at the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas where he specializes in the future of media, social media and journalism, media management, and digital media storytelling. Before working with Joyner, Foote has worked at several major media outlets, including the Miami Herald, the Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News and the Belo Corporation. He also is the editor/co-founder of PoliticsInColor.com and former North Texas Publisher for Girlfriends Health Guide for Women of Color. In the community, Foote is chair of the National Kidney Foundation serving North Texas, a member the Dallas South News board and a Life Trustee of The Lamplighter School. Foote holds a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.read more
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