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The Resource Long overdue : the politics of racial reparations, Charles P. Henry

Long overdue : the politics of racial reparations, Charles P. Henry

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Long overdue : the politics of racial reparations
Title
Long overdue
Title remainder
the politics of racial reparations
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Charles P. Henry
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Ever since the unfulfilled promise of "Forty Acres and a mule," America has consistently failed to confront the issue of racial injustice. Exploring why America has failed to compensate Black Americans for the wrongs of slavery, Long Overdue provides a history of the racial reparations movement and shows why it is an idea whose time has come. Martin Luther King, Jr., remarked in his "I Have a Dream" speech that America has given Black citizens a "bad check" marked "insufficient funds." Yet apart from a few Black nationalists, the call for reparations has been peripheral to Black policy demands. Charles P. Henry examines Americans' unwillingness to confront this economic injustice, and crafts a skillful moral, political, economic, and historical argument for African American reparations, focusing on successful political cases
  • In the wake of recent successes in South Africa and New Zealand, new models for reparations have recently found traction in a number of American cities and states, from Dallas to Baltimore and Virginia to California. By looking at other dispossessed group - Native Americans, holocaust survivors, and Japanese internment victims in the 1940s - Henry shows how some groups have won the fight for reparations. As Hurricane Katrina made apparent, the legacy of racial segregation and economic disadvantage is never far below the surface in America. Long Overdue provides an up-to-date survey of the political and legislative efforts that are now breaking the surface to move reparations into the heart of our national discussion about race
  • "Ever since the unfulfilled promise of "Forty Acres and a mule," America has consistently failed to confront the issue of racial injustice. Exploring why America has not compensated Black Americans for the wrongs of slavery, Long Overdue provides a history of the racial reparations movement and shows why it is an idea whose time has come." "Martin Luther King, Jr., remarked in his "I Have a Dream" speech that America had given Black citizens a "bad check" marked "insufficient funds." Yet apart from a few Black nationalists, the call for reparations has been peripheral to Black policy demands. Charles P. Henry examines Americans' unwillingness to confront this economic injustice, and crafts a skillful moral, political, economic, and historical argument for African American reparations, focusing on successful political cases." "In the wake of recent 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." "As Hurricane Katrina made apparent, the legacy of racial segregation and economic disadvantage is never far below the surface in America. Long Overdue provides an up-to-date survey of the political and legislative efforts that are now breaking the surface to move reparations into the heart of our national discussion about race."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Henry, Charles P.
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.89.R45
LC item number
H46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Reparations for historical injustices
  • Racism
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • United States
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Long overdue : the politics of racial reparations, Charles P. Henry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-239) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Preface -- Introduction : insufficient funds -- 1. A political and legal history of reparations and race relations -- 2. From forty acres to "we must have our money" : reparations from antebellum to civil rights America -- 3. A winning case : comparing Rosewood and Greenwood reparations claims -- 4. The contemporary debate : the legacy of slavery and the antireparations movement -- 5. Reparations goes global : Pan Africanism and the World Conference Against Racism -- 6. A true revolution of values : changing the culture and politics of reparations -- Epilogue : we are American : the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
145145233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 249 pages
Isbn
9780814736920
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007023051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)145145233
Label
Long overdue : the politics of racial reparations, Charles P. Henry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction : insufficient funds -- 1. A political and legal history of reparations and race relations -- 2. From forty acres to "we must have our money" : reparations from antebellum to civil rights America -- 3. A winning case : comparing Rosewood and Greenwood reparations claims -- 4. The contemporary debate : the legacy of slavery and the antireparations movement -- 5. Reparations goes global : Pan Africanism and the World Conference Against Racism -- 6. A true revolution of values : changing the culture and politics of reparations -- Epilogue : we are American : the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
145145233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 249 pages
Isbn
9780814736920
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007023051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)145145233

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