Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"This book is a sequel of sorts to my Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking towards the Third Resurrection.

In that book, I argued that while the rise of Islam among Blackamericans was rooted in the agenda and sensibilities of "Black Religion" - essentially, a folk-oriented, holy protest against antiblack racism [1] - the future was intimately tied to Blackamerican Muslims' ability to access and deploy the intellectual legacy of the classical Sunni Tradition, both as a means of domesticating Black Religion and of moving beyond it to address important spiritual and transracial issues in a manner that is both effective in an American context and likely to be recognized as Islamic in a Muslim one. [2]
-Sherman A. Jackson, Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering, p. 3

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