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Unequal: A Story of America Kindle Edition
The true story of racial inequality—and resistance to it—is the prologue to our present. You can see it in where we live, where we go to school, where we work, in our laws, and in our leadership. Unequal presents a gripping account of the struggles that shaped America and the insidiousness of racism, and demonstrates how inequality persists. As readers meet some of the many African American people who dared to fight for a more equal future, they will also discover a framework for addressing racial injustice in their own lives.
"With clarity and insight, Unequal illuminates how racial inequality is built into every aspect of American society. In gripping prose, Michael Eric Dyson and Marc Favreau draw clear lines between past and present struggles for racial equality to reveal what is required of us if we truly want to live in a society without racism.--Robin DiAngelo, #1 bestselling author of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
"Michael Eric Dyson has long offered a vital perspective on race in America. Unequal is a stunning accomplishment, where Dr. Dyson and Marc Favreau transport readers across the country and across time to show the devastation and insidiousness of racial inequality, while also offering hope and inspiration to those fighting for equality."--Joy-Ann Reid, bestselling author and host of The ReidOut on MSNBC
"Michael Eric Dyson is one the greatest intellectuals and thought provokers of our time. In this book he and Marc Favreau realize we are the fruit of generations of giants who labored for and demanded a more equal America. Read Unequal to learn their stories--and our own."--Common, Grammy Award-winning artist, author, actor, and activist --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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Marc Favreau is the acclaimed author of Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America and Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia, and co-editor (with Ira Berlin and Steven F. Miller) of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation. Favreau is also the director of editorial projects at The New Press. He lives with his family in New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B09J8K66HQ
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (3 May 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 27158 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 316 pages
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Numerous events are presented in this book highlighting discriminatory tactics in America even after the passage of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965 when Lyndon Johnson was President of the United States. In 2013 the United States Supreme Court declared that the Voting Rights Act was no longer necessary because America had changed since those years in the sickening Sixties. However, America had not changed and voter suppression laws have been passed in states controlled by the Republican party that make voting very difficult particularly in area where minorities live. Since the Republican party has nothing to offer African-Americans the only way they can control the outcome of their elections is by voter suppression. How very sad!
Since I am not an African-American I honestly can't begin to appreciate how they must feel in being denied the equal rights that European-Americans enjoy in so many other ways in addition to finding it difficult to vote. What it amounts to is that our Pledge of Allegiance is a farce because there is not "liberty and justice for all."
You, the reader, may rationalize away your prejudices but the truth remains the truth whether you want to believe it or not. America still bares the stain of racism as we move backward rather than forward in treating all Americans alike. This book should be an eye-opener and most likely those who really need to read it will completely ignore it. Bigots may no longer wear white robes with hoods. Instead they wear suits and ties and prowl the hallways of federal, state, and local governments.