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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95
In this incisive and unflinching study, Randall Kennedy, author of Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, tackles another stigma of America's racial discourse: ?selling out.? He explains the origins of the concept and shows how fear of this label has haunted prominent members of the black community?including, most recently, Colin Powell,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
It?s ?the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,? a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger , and in this candid, lucidly argued book the distinguished legal scholar Randall... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
Timely?as the 2012 presidential election nears?and controversial, here is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency. Renowned for his cool reason vis-à-vis the pitfalls and clichés of racial discourse, Randall Kennedy?Harvard professor of law and author of the New York Times best... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.95
In this powerfully reasoned, lucidly written work, Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy takes on the highly complex issues of race, crime, and the legal system, uncovering the long-standing failure of the justice system to protect blacks from criminals and revealing difficult truths about these factors in the United States. From the Hardcover edition.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00
In Interracial Intimacies , Randall Kennedy hits a nerve at the center of American society: race relations and our most intimate ties to each other. Writing with the same piercing intelligence he brought to his national bestseller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word , Kennedy here challenges us to examine how prejudices and biases still... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95
In the wake of the Supreme Court?s recent decision regarding Fisher v. University of Texas, For Discrimination is at once the definitive reckoning with one of America?s most explosively contentious and divisive issues and a principled work of advocacy for clearly defined justice. What precisely is affirmative action, and why is it fiercely... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99
The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was the country's bloodiest civil disturbance of the century. Thirty city blocks were burned to the ground, perhaps 150 died, and the prosperous black community of Greenwood, Oklahoma, was turned to rubble.Brophy draws on his own extensive research into contemporary accounts and court documents to chronicle this devastating... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2001; US$ 19.99
Much has been written about Thurgood Marshall, but this is the first book to collect his own words. Here are briefs he filed as a lawyer, oral arguments for the landmark school desegregation cases, investigative reports on race riots and racism in the Army, speeches and articles outlining the history of civil rights and criticizing the actions of... more...
- NYU Press 1993; US$ 35.00
The history of blacks at Harvard mirrors, for better or for worse, the history of blacks in the United States. Harvard, too, has been indelibly scarred by slavery, exclusion, segregation, and other forms of racist oppression. At the same time, the nation's oldest university has also, at various times, stimulated, supported, or allowed itself to... more...