Faces At The Bottom Of The Well

Author : Derrick Bell
ISBN : 9780786723232
Genre : History
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The noted civil rights activist uses allegory and historical example to present a radical vision of the persistence of racism in America. These essays shed light on some of the most perplexing and vexing issues of our day: affirmative action, the disparity between civil rights law and reality, the “racist outbursts” of some black leaders, the temptation toward violent retaliation, and much more.
Category: History

Faces At The Bottom Of The Well

Author : Derrick Bell
ISBN : 9780786723232
Genre : History
File Size : 68.9 MB
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The noted civil rights activist uses allegory and historical example to present a radical vision of the persistence of racism in America. These essays shed light on some of the most perplexing and vexing issues of our day: affirmative action, the disparity between civil rights law and reality, the “racist outbursts” of some black leaders, the temptation toward violent retaliation, and much more.
Category: History

Faces At The Bottom Of The Well

Author : Derrick Bell
ISBN : 9780786723232
Genre : History
File Size : 77.88 MB
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The noted civil rights activist uses allegory and historical example to present a radical vision of the persistence of racism in America. These essays shed light on some of the most perplexing and vexing issues of our day: affirmative action, the disparity between civil rights law and reality, the “racist outbursts” of some black leaders, the temptation toward violent retaliation, and much more.
Category: History

Ethical Ambition

Author : Derrick Bell
ISBN : 9781408820551
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 27.45 MB
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Who will YOU have to become to succeed? Most of us believe that we must compromise our integrity to get ahead in life. With material success now our overarching social goal, the pressure to succeed is stronger than it's ever been. But what does this mean for our convictions, our morals, our ideals? In his book, Derrick Bell demonstrates that it is possible to attain success and not compromise our values by practising what he describes as Ethical Ambition. Setting out seven rules with which to conduct our lives, he places ethics as central to our ambition, so we can simultaneously honour our values and our needs. ETHICAL AMBITION will force you to re-examine your beliefs and motivate you to change your life. It is an important book for our times.
Category: Self-Help

The End Of Racism

Author : Dinesh D'Souza
ISBN : 9780684825243
Genre : Philosophy
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Presents the author's definition of racism, arguing that it is a cultural phenomenon specific to Western regions and tracing its history while evaluating its potential to end
Category: Philosophy

Silent Covenants

Author : Derrick Bell
ISBN : 0198038550
Genre : History
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When the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education was handed down in 1954, many civil rights advocates believed that the decision, which declared public school segregation unconstitutional, would become the Holy Grail of racial justice. Fifty years later, despite its legal irrelevance and the racially separate and educationally ineffective state of public schooling for most black children, Brown is still viewed by many as the perfect precedent. Here, Derrick Bell shatters the shining image of this celebrated ruling. He notes that, despite the onerous burdens of segregation, many black schools functioned well and racial bigotry had not rendered blacks a damaged race. He maintains that, given what we now know about the pervasive nature of racism, the Court should have determined instead to rigorously enforce the "equal" component of the "separate but equal" standard. Racial policy, Bell maintains, is made through silent covenants--unspoken convergences of interest and involuntary sacrifices of rights--that ensure that policies conform to priorities set by policy-makers. Blacks and whites are the fortuitous winners or losers in these unspoken agreements. The experience with Brown, Bell urges, should teach us that meaningful progress in the quest for racial justice requires more than the assertion of harms. Strategies must recognize and utilize the interest-convergence factors that strongly influence racial policy decisions. In Silent Covenants, Bell condenses more than four decades of thought and action into a powerful and eye-opening book.
Category: History

Reading The Comments

Author : Joseph M. Reagle
ISBN : 9780262028936
Genre : Computers
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What we can learn about human nature from the informative, manipulative, confusing, and amusing messages at the bottom of the web.
Category: Computers

Afrolantica Legacies

Author : Derrick A. Bell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025149811
Genre : Social Science
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Derrick Bell is perhaps best known for the principled stand he took at Harvard in 1990 when he quit his tenured position on the law-school faculty to protest the school's failure to grant tenure to a black woman. Now a visiting professor at New York Law School, Bell is still deeply interested in issues of race relations and has chosen to explore the subject fictionally in Afrolantica Legacies. In a nutshell, the story goes like this: a mysterious land mass suddenly appears in the Atlantic Ocean, a fabulous island on which only black people can survive. American blacks set sail to the island to begin a new life, only to see it sink again before they can reach the shore. On the return trip to America, the passengers draw up a list of principles called the Afrolantica Legacies, defining how they want to reposition themselves in American society. The book uses a fictional setting to outline some remedies for the problem of race relations between African Americans and white people in our society.
Category: Social Science

The Fortune At The Bottom Of The Pyramid

Author : C. K. Prahalad
ISBN : 9780131877290
Genre : Business & Economics
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Collectively, the world's billions of poor people have immense untapped buying power. Prahalad's global bestseller shows why companies can't afford to ignore "Bottom of the Pyramid" (BOP) markets. Now available in paperback, it offers a blueprint for driving the radical innovation companies will need to profit in emerging markets, and using those innovations to become more competitive everywhere.
Category: Business & Economics

Gospel Choirs

Author : Derrick A. Bell
ISBN : UOM:39015037814657
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 70.21 MB
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An anthology of parables and essays examines such issues as "The Bell Curve," the Contract with America, and the healing role of gospel music in the African American community
Category: Social Science