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Shelby Steele

Shelby Steele was born on January 1, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer, known for 2016: Obama's America (2012), Generation Zero (2010) and Hype: The Obama Effect (2008). He has been married to Rita Silverman since 1967. They have two children. See full bio »

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2016: Obama's America
Generation Zero
Generation Zero Himself
Hype: The Obama Effect
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 1990-2000 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jefferson's Blood (2000) ... (writer)
- Seven Days in Bensonhurst (1990) ... (writer)
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 2014 Walter Williams: Suffer No Fools (Documentary)
Himself - interviewee
 2012 2016: Obama's America (Documentary)
 2010 Generation Zero (Documentary)
 2009 Hannity (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 October 2009 (2009) ... Himself
 2008 Hype: The Obama Effect (Video documentary)
 2008 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 3 January 2008 (2008) ... Himself - Guest
 2007 What Black Men Think (Video documentary)

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Black identity since the '60s has been a totalitarian identity. It's enforced. And if you don't subscribe to the party line, then you are a betrayer and a dissident, and you are treated as dissidents were treated in the Soviet Union.


After he graduated from high school in Harvey, Illinois, he attended the predominantly white Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he majored in political science. In 1968 he earned a diploma as one of only 18 black graduates in his class. Throughout his undergraduate education Steele was active in the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE), a chapter of Dr. Martin ... See more »

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