Free at Last?: Black America in the Twenty-First Century

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Juan Jose Battle, Michael Bennett, Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr.
Transaction Publishers - Social Science - 294 pages
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As this volume indicates, the issues facing black America are diverse, and the tools needed to understand these phenomena cross disciplinary boundaries. In this anthology, the authors address a wide range of topics including race, gender, class, sexual orientation, globalism, migration, health, politics, culture, and urban issues-from a diversity of disciplinary perspectives.

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Democracy and Captivity
Double Consciousness
Tearing Down Boundaries
Health Disparities in the
The Vying
A Sociological
The Utilization of an Improper
Interracial Relationships
Environmental Justice
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Page 24 - ... all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the united states shall be then thenceforward and forever free and the executive government of the united states including the military and naval authority thereof will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons or any of them in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom...
Page 227 - Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world...
Page 176 - Foucault states that: discourses are not once and for all subservient to power or raised up against it, any more than silences are. We must make allowances for the complex and unstable process whereby discourse can be both an instrument and an effect of power, but also a hindrance, a stumbling block, a point of resistance and a starting point for an opposing strategy.
Page 130 - The civil element is composed of the rights necessary for individual freedom— liberty of the person, freedom of speech, thought, and faith, the right to own property and to conclude valid contracts, and the right to justice...
Page 35 - Race; the ideal of fostering and developing the traits and talents of the Negro, not in opposition to or contempt for other races, but rather in large conformity to the greater ideals of the American Republic, in order that some day on American soil two world-races may give each to each those characteristics both so sadly lack.
Page 130 - I mean the whole range from the right to a modicum of economic welfare and security to the right to share to the full in the social heritage and to live the life of a civilised being according to the standards prevailing in the society.
Page 133 - Some people feel that the government in Washington should see to it that every person has a job and a good standard of living.
Page 130 - I mean the right to participate in the exercise of political power, as a member of a body invested with political authority or as an elector of the members of such a body.

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