The Derrick Bell Reader
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Derrick Bell Reader by Derrick Bell
Book DescriptionLawyer, activist, teacher, writer: for over 40 years, Derrick Bell has provoked his critics and challenged his readers with uncompromising candor and progressive views on race and class in America. A founder of Critical Race Theory and pioneer of the use of allegorical stories as tools of analysis, Bell's groundbreaking work shatters conventional legal orthodoxies and turns comfortable majoritarian myths inside out. Edited and with an extensive introduction by leading critical race theorists Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, The Derrick Bell Reader reflects the tremendous breadth of issues that Bell has grappled with over his phenomenal career, including affirmative action, black nationalism, legal education and ethics. Together, the selections offer the most complete collection of Derrick Bell's writing available today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814719701
(5830mm x 3895mm x 23mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Derrick Bell
Silent Covenants, Paperback (August 2005)
Presents the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. This book states that the Brown decision actually enraged and energized its opponents. It also states that racial policy is made through silent covenants, unspoken convergences of interest, that ensure that policies conform to priorities set by policy-makers.
Ethical Ambition, Paperback (September 2003)
Looks at how morals and ethics are overlooked when we try to succeed in this world.
Gospel Choirs, Paperback (May 1997)» View all books by Derrick Bell
These pieces reflect the hardships faced by African Americans. Through allegorical stories and fictional encounters, dreams and dialogues, they present new perspectives on issues that concern Blacks. With a theme of Christian love, they offer African Americans hope in a racist world.
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Author Biography - Derrick Bell
Richard Delgado is the John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and has collaborated on four previous books, including The Latino Condition, 2d edition (NYU Press, 2010), The Derrick Bell Reader (NYU Press, 2005), How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds, and Understanding Words That Wound. Jean Stefancic is Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama and is the author of many articles and books on civil rights, law reform, social change, including No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America's Social Agenda.
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