The "color line" defined American society in the twentieth century. Will the same be true for the twenty-first? Leading African-American scholars and activists discuss the state of Black America today and the prospects for achieving full civil rights and equality. This broad, inclusive anthology--including essays on hip-hop, feminism, prison reform, and reparations--makes a vital contribution to our understanding of racism and how it can be overcome.
Contributors include Angela Davis, Robert Allen, Julianne Malveaux, Ron Daniels, Amiri Baraka, Barbara Smith, William Sales, Kathleen Cleaver, Don Rojas, Bill Fletcher, Kevin Powell, Robert Allen and Alice Tait.
Herb Boyd is an award-winning journalist and author. He is editor of "Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America" (Ballantine, 1996) which won the American Book Award for non-fiction; and the author of "Autobiography of a People" (Doubleday, 2000); "Black Panthers for Beginners" (Writers & Readers, 1995) and "African History for Beginners" (Writers & Readers, 1991) He is also national editor of the Black World Today, a popular online publication.
Also available from South End Press
How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America
TP $22.00, 0-89608-579-1 - CUSA
Black Looks: Race and Representation
TP $15.00, 0-89608-433-7 - USA
Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics
TP $17.00, 0-89608-385-3 - USA
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black
TP $30.00, 0-89608-352-7 - USA
The State of Native America
TP $20.00, 0-89608-424-8 - CUSA
The State of Asian America
TP $22.00, 0-89608-476-0 - CUSA