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Racial realism and the history of Black people in America, Lori Latrice Martin

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Racial realism and the history of Black people in America, Lori Latrice Martin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-137) and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Racial realism and the history of Black people in America
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1273913849
Responsibility statement
Lori Latrice Martin
Summary
"In Racial Realism, Lori Latrice Martin demonstrates how racial realism is a key concept for understanding why and how black people continue to live between a cycle of optimism and disappointment in the United States. The book includes historical topics as well as recent social movements and the pandemic"--, Provided by publisherIn Racial Realism and the History of Black People in America, Lori Latrice Martin demonstrates how racial realism is a key concept for understanding why and how black people continue to live between a cycle of optimism and disappointment in the United States. Central to her argument is Derrick Bell's work on racial realism, who argued that the subordination of black people in America is permanent. Racial Realism includes historical topics, such as Reconstruction, race in the twentieth century, and recent events like #BlackLivesMatter, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the killing of George Floyd. As the author lays out, at various times in American history, black people felt a sense of hopefulness and optimism that America would finally extend treasured American values to them only to find themselves marginalized. History shows that black people have had their expectations raised so many times only to find themselves deeply disappointed--back cover
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- The genius of Derrick Bell: racial realism -- Forty acres and a mule and other missed opportunities -- The myth of the Greatest Generation -- (Un) civil rights and black power -- Promises unfulfilled: Black Lives Matter chatter -- Conclusion: Racism, COVID-19, and Election 2020
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