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 A. Bell
ISBN : 0465068146
Genre : History
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A sobering assessment of racism in America concludes that it is such an integral part of American life that Blacks have little hope of ever succeeding
Category: History

Faces At The Bottom Of The Well

Author : Derrick Bell
ISBN : 9780786723232
Genre : History
File Size : 53.45 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

Afrolantica Legacies

Author : Derrick A. Bell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025149811
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76.8 MB
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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

Ethical Ambition

Author : Derrick Bell
ISBN : 9781408820551
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 52.36 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

Faces At The Manger

Author : J. Barrie Shepherd
ISBN : 0664228089
Genre : Religion
File Size : 80.70 MB
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Through poems, stories and prayers the author describes the thoughts, feelings, questions, and dreams of those who gathered around that manger of long ago, as well as the faces that have been there since. Original.
Category: Religion

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

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

1984

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : 9789881235602
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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1984 is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One, a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. It is dictated by a political system named English Socialism under the control of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory holes, have entered into common use since its publication. In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Kill Duck Before Serving Red Faces At The New York Times

Author : Linda Amster
ISBN : 0312284276
Genre : Humor
File Size : 62.92 MB
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A humorous compilation of errors, inaccuracies, and misunderstandings from the pages of The New York Times encompasses everything from careless oversights and historical goofs to flopped photographs, misidentifications, and whimsical typos. Original.
Category: Humor