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Faces at the bottom of the well : the permanence of racism

Author: Derrick Bell
Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, [1992] ©1992
Series: Civil rights, race & gender (Booknotes); History (Booknotes)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The message of Bell's book is that "racism is an integral, permanent, and indestructible component of this society." He contends that blacks "are doomed to fail as long as the majority of whites do not see their own well-being threatened by the status quo"--Cover.
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Bell, Derrick A.
Faces at the bottom of the well.
New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1992
(OCoLC)645757516
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derrick Bell
ISBN: 0465068170 9780465068173 0465068146 9780465068142
OCLC Number: 25410809
Description: xiv, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Divining our racial themes --
Racial symbols: a limited legacy --
The Afrolantica awakening --
The Racial Preference Licensing Act --
The last black hero --
Divining a racial realism theory --
The rules of racial standing --
A law professor's protest --
Racism's secret bonding --
The space traders --
Epilogue: beyond despair.
Series Title: Civil rights, race & gender (Booknotes); History (Booknotes)
Responsibility: Derrick Bell.
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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  Read more...

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