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Afrolantica Legacies

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Publisher Comments:

Derrick Bell is perhaps best known for the principled stand he took at Harvard in 1990 when he quit his tenured position on the law-school faculty to protest the school's failure to grant tenure to a black woman. Now a visiting professor at New York Law School, Bell is still deeply interested in issues of race relations and has chosen to explore the subject fictionally in "Afrolantica Legacies." In a nutshell, the story goes like this: a mysterious land mass suddenly appears in the Atlantic Ocean, a fabulous island on which only black people can survive. American blacks set sail to the island to begin a new life, only to see it sink again before they can reach the shore. On the return trip to America, the passengers draw up a list of principles called the Afrolantica Legacies, defining how they want to reposition themselves in American society. The book uses a fictional setting to outline some remedies for the problem of race relations between African Americans and white people in our society.

Book News Annotation:

Bell, a visiting professor at New York University Law School, employs contemporary fables (e.g. the President's Racial Liberation Day Address) and dialogues to counter racial barriers between ordinary US blacks and whites, "the talented tenth" (of the black community), and the white power structure. Notes, but no index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Bell is still deeply interested in issues of race relations and has chosen to explore the subject fictionally in "Afrolantica Legacies." In a nutshell, the story goes like this: a mysterious land mass suddenly appears in the Atlantic Ocean, a fabulous island on which only black people can survive. American blacks set sail to the island to begin a new life, only to see it sink again before they can reach the shore.

About the Author

Derrick Bell was the first tenured Black professor at Harvard Law School in 1971. His career has been marked by a series of protests against the unfair treatment of women of color by various universities where he was a member of the faculty. He has written widely in law professional journals and periodicals and is the author of several books. His allegorical stories, the Geneva Crenshaw series, is widely read. This book is the last one in the series. He is a visiting professor at the New York University School of Law.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780883781999
Author:
Bell, Derrick
Publisher:
Third World Press
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Minority Studies
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback - sewn
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
9 x 5.75 x 0.8 in

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Bell is still deeply interested in issues of race relations and has chosen to explore the subject fictionally in "Afrolantica Legacies." In a nutshell, the story goes like this: a mysterious land mass suddenly appears in the Atlantic Ocean, a fabulous island on which only black people can survive. American blacks set sail to the island to begin a new life, only to see it sink again before they can reach the shore.
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