9780814737415-0814737412-Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations

Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations

ISBN-13: 9780814737415
ISBN-10: 0814737412
Author: Henry, Charles P.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 268 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780814737415
ISBN-10: 0814737412
Author: Henry, Charles P.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 268 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Henry, Charles P. wrote Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations comprising 268 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0814737412 and 9780814737415. Since then Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

An investigation of America’s failure to atone for the wrongs of slavery

Ever since the unfulfilled promise of “forty acres and a mule” after the Civil War, America has consistently failed to compensate Black Americans for the wrongs of slavery. Exploring why America has struggled to confront the issue of racial injustice, Long Overdue provides a history of the racial reparations movement and shows why it is more relevant now than ever.

Through an examination of Americans’ unwillingness to address economic injustice, Charles P. Henry crafts a skillful moral, political, economic, and historical argument for African American reparations, focusing on successful political cases. In the wake of successes in South Africa and New Zealand, new models for reparations have found traction in a number of American cities and states, from Dallas to Baltimore and Virginia to California. By looking at other dispossessed groups―Native Americans, Holocaust survivors, and Japanese internment victims in the 1940s―Henry shows how some groups have won the fight for reparations, and explores new ways forward for Black Americans.

From Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Harvey, the events of the 21st century continue to show that the legacy of racial segregation and economic disadvantage is never far below the surface in America. As the issue of reparations is brought to the national stage by figures such as Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kamala Harris, Long Overdue provides a must-read survey of the political and legislative efforts made toward reparations over the course of American history, and offers a new path toward establishing equality for all Black Americans.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book