dani mcclain

Dani McClain is the author of the forthcoming We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, and is a contributing writer with The Nation. Her reporting and commentary on race, gender, policy and politics have appeared in outlets including Slate, Talking Points Memo, Al Jazeera America, Colorlines, Ebony.com and Guernica. She reported on education while on staff at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and covered breaking news for the Miami Herald’s metro desk.

From 2008 to 2012, McClain served as a campaign strategist and media director at ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online black political organization. Prior to earning her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, McClain taught social studies at the nation’s first public Montessori high school and challenged racially discriminatory drug laws as a communications staffer at Drug Policy Alliance. She has a B.A. in history, also from Columbia.

Books

We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood

We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood

In We Live for the We, first-time mother Dani McClain sets out to understand how to raise her daughter in what she, as a black woman, knows to be an unjust–even hostile–society. Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or birth than any other race; black mothers must stand before television cameras telling the world that their slain children were human beings. What, then, is the best way to keep fear at bay and raise a child so she lives with dignity and joy?

“Dani McClain is one of the most lucid, insightful, and gifted critics working today: her work sings with eloquence and is driven by analytical fury. This is the book we parents need right now!”—Michael Eric Dyson

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