9781541645530-1541645537-Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism

Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism

ISBN-13: 9781541645530
ISBN-10: 1541645537
Edition: Revised
Author: Bell, Derrick
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781541645530
ISBN-10: 1541645537
Edition: Revised
Author: Bell, Derrick
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bell, Derrick wrote Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism comprising 304 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1541645537 and 9781541645530. Since then Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.05 or rent at the marketplace.

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The classic work on American racism and the struggle for racial justice, now with a new foreword by Michelle Alexander

In Faces at the Bottom of the Well, civil rights activist and legal scholar Derrick Bell uses allegory and historical example to argue that racism is an integral and permanent part of American society. African American struggles for equality are doomed to fail so long as the majority of whites do not see their own well-being threatened by the status quo. Bell calls on African Americans to face up to this unhappy truth and abandon a misplaced faith in inevitable progress. Only then will blacks, and those whites who join with them, be in a position to create viable strategies to alleviate the burdens of racism. "Freed of the stifling rigidity of relying unthinkingly on the slogan 'we shall overcome,'" he writes, "we are impelled both to live each day more fully and to examine critically the actual effectiveness of traditional civil rights remedies."
With a new foreword by Michelle Alexander, Faces at the Bottom of the Well is urgent and essential reading on the problem of racism in America.
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