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Realizing the civil rights dream : diagnosing and treating American racism

Kenneth B. Bedell Jesse Jackson 1941- writer of foreword.

Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC 2017

Available at GSU Library Atlanta  Atlanta Library North 5  (E184.A1 B335 2017 )()

  • Title:
    Realizing the civil rights dream : diagnosing and treating American racism
  • Other Titles: Diagnosing and treating American racism
  • Author: Kenneth B. Bedell
  • Jesse Jackson 1941- writer of foreword.
  • Subjects: Anti-racism -- United States; Racism -- United States; Civil rights movements -- United States; Anti-racism; Civil rights movements; Race relations; Racism; United States -- Race relations; United States
  • Contents: Foreword / by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. -- Section 1. Defining the dream. Introduction -- Whose idea was this? -- Tearing down barriers -- The dream of full participation -- White cultural dominance is not working -- Section 2. Social science of racism. The power of paradigms -- Everyday racism -- Institutional racism -- Disciplinary institutions -- A framework to overcome racism -- Section 3. Realizing the dream. Being antiracist in everyday life -- We all have stories -- Examples of institutional antiracism -- Working together -- Afterword 2016.
    "The book suggests that racism is a chronic disease that infects our culture. It has gone undiagnosed, wrongly diagnosed, and inadequately treated for centuries. Just as a disease manifests differently in different people, racism manifests differently in different historical periods. Just as different therapies are effective for treating different individuals with the same disease, so are there multiple approaches that can treat the disease of racism. There is no simple cure. Racism has been at the center of social life for all of American history. One of the most important lessons of that history is that racism will not just wither away. Racism must be accurately diagnosed and then intentionally treated. Our history is full of missed opportunities to recognize racism, address it, and develop strategies to overcome it. The good news, and the premise of this book, is that we can learn from our history, apply new knowledge, and break the cycle of disease. We can--and must--confront racism today to realize the civil rights dream."--Provided by publisher.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC
  • Creation Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781440853753;ISBN1440853754
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 974992399
  • NZ MMS ID: 9913990320502931
  • IZ MMS ID: 9934408273802952

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