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Long time coming : reckoning with race in America  Cover Image Book Book

Long time coming : reckoning with race in America / Michael Eric Dyson.

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  • ISBN: 9781250276759
  • ISBN: 1250276756
  • ISBN: 9781250277527
  • ISBN: 1250277523
  • Physical Description: 230 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prelude: Gold orb -- Black death -- Blue plague -- White theft -- Seeing red -- White comfort -- Postlude: Evergreen hope.
Summary, etc.:
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 43-year-old Black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that night's events went viral, sparking the largest protests in the nation's history and the sort of social unrest we have not seen since the sixties. While Floyd's death was certainly the catalyst, (heightened by the fact that it occurred during a pandemic whose victims were disproportionately of color) it was in truth the fuse that lit an ever-filling powder keg. Long Time Coming grapples with the cultural and social forces that have shaped our nation in the brutal crucible of race. In five beautifully argued chapters--each addressed to a black martyr from Breonna Taylor to Rev. Clementa Pinckney-Dyson traces the genealogy of anti-blackness from the slave ship to the street corner where Floyd lost his life--and where America gained its will to confront the ugly truth of systemic racism. Ending with a poignant plea for hope, Dyson's exciting new book points the way to social redemption. Long Time Coming is a necessary guide to help America finally reckon with race"-- Publisher's description.
Subject: United States > Race relations.
Racism > United States.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Black lives matter movement.
Racial profiling in law enforcement > United States.
HISTORY / African American.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination.
African Americans > Social conditions
Black lives matter movement
Race relations
Racial profiling in law enforcement
United States
Genre: Nonfiction.

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