The House That Race Built: Original Essays by Toni Morrison, Angela Davis, Cornel West, and Others on Black Americans and Politics in America Today
by Wahneema Lubiano (editor & introduction)
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Publication Date: 1998
Topics: Crime & Punishment, Democracy: Theory & Practice, Gay & Lesbian, History: Local to Global, Labor & Work / Classism, Love, Sex, Eros, Race & Civil Rights, Sexism / Patriarchy, Spirituality & Religion, United States, Visioning the Future
Condition: Special Sale
Description: Like 'Race Matters' and 'Playing in the Dark', 'The House That Race Built' is a cutting-edge work that confronts, honestly and passionately, the most critical issues facing American culture today along the fissure of race. In these essays, brought together by the scholar Wahneema Lubiano, some of today's most respected intellectuals share their ideas on race, power, gender, and society.
The authors, including Cornel West, Angela Y. Davis, and Toni Morrison, argue that we have reached a crisis of democracy represented by an ominous shift toward a renewed white nationalism in which racism is operating in coded, quasi-respectable new forms. They urge us to recognize this fact and to work toward destroying the old, destructive patterns of racial dominion forever.
Review(s): "'The House that Race Built' is a triumph." - Derrick Bell
"The indispensable book for moving us beyond stalemated rhetoric." - Martin Dumberman
"This important collection constitutes some of the most intriguing and vital work being done by some of our finest public intellectuals." - Newark Star-Ledger