Faces at the Bottom of the Well
The Permanence of Racism
By (author) Derrick Bell
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Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465068142
(203mm x 135mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Sep-1993
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.
Derrick Bell Reader, Paperback (August 2005)
An authoritative collection of writings from a prominent public intellectual.
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
Derrick Bell, a visiting professor at New York University Law School, was dismissed by Harvard University from his position as Weld Professor of Law for refusing to end his two-year leave through which he protested the absence of minority women on the law faculty. He is also the author of Faces at the Bottom of the Well, Confronting Authority, and And We Are Not Saved.
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