Race and Reconciliation in America

by William S. Cohen, Janet Langhart Cohen, Enola Gay Aird, Adele Logan Alexander, James Allen, Tom Allen, Bernard Bergreen, Douglas Blackmon, Katrina Brown, Krista Buccellato, Lonnie Bunch, Deepak Chopra, Gail Christopher, Nancy Clair, Chuck Conconi, John Connolly, Stephen Cropper, Jason Dean, Debbie Dingell, Jan Smith-Donaldson, Sam Donaldson, Maria Echaveste, Christopher Edley, Mary Farrell, Raul Fernandez, Patricia Finneran, Badi Foster, LaToya Foster, D'Angelo Gardner, Helene Gayle, Gossett, Louis, Jr., Kevin Gover, Ambassador Marc Grossman, Tammy Haddad, Rev. Roger Hambrick, Elyas Harris, Dorothy Height, Zelda Heller, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Fred Hochberg, Murray Horwitz, Noel Ignatiev, Bruce Jacobs, General Jim Jones, Henry Kennedy, The Honorable, Jr., Joe Klein, Jay Lavender, Reta Lewis, The Honorable John Lewis, Michael Liberty, Joe Madison, Sharon Malone, Marlon Marshall, Robbie McCauley, Alexis McGill, Peggy McIntosh, Sgt Maj. Alford McMichael, Natalie Moody, Dawn Moore, Joy Moore, Minyon Moore, Westley Moore, Beverly Morgan-Welch, Judith Mowry, Marilyn Ordover, Joshua Packwood, Jennifer Pardo, Richard North Patterson, Erica Payne, Colette Phillips, Mark Planning, Sally Quinn, Stephanie Robinson, Amanda Sage, David Schoen, William Smith, Gerald Talbot, Robert Talbot, Marc Titus,

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  • 073913552X
  • 9780739135501
  • 9780739135525
Race and racism have played a divisive and defining role throughout much of America's history. Slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and Ku Klux Klan terrorism have inflicted deep psychic wounds, social disparities, and economic disadvantages that have diminished the promise of equal rights and opportunities for all. While much progress in race relations has been made in recent years_including the election of Barack Obama as President of the United State_it's clear that our journey to a post-racial era is far from complete. In virtually every measurable category, whether income levels, job opportunities, access to health care, life expectancy, high school diplomas, incarceration rates, do not fare well compared to their white counterparts. The dialogue entitled Race and Reconciliation in America was convened to provide a forum for a long overdue, open, honest, and constructive discussion among people of good will about the need for the American people to truly grasp the depth of past misdeeds, why the legacies of past oppression persist, and how we can achieve a more fair and just society embodied in the American Dream.
  • Lexington Books; June 2009
  • ISBN 9780739135525
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  • Title: Race and Reconciliation in America
  • Author: William S. Cohen; Janet Langhart Cohen; Enola Gay Aird (contrib.); Adele Logan Alexander (contrib.); James Allen (contrib.); Tom Allen (contrib.); Bernard Bergreen (contrib.); Douglas Blackmon (contrib.); Katrina Brown (contrib.); Krista Buccellato (contrib.); Lonnie Bunch (contrib.); Deepak Chopra (contrib.); Gail Christopher (contrib.); Nancy Clair (contrib.); Chuck Conconi (contrib.); John Connolly (contrib.); Stephen Cropper (contrib.); Jason Dean (contrib.); Debbie Dingell (contrib.); Jan Smith-Donaldson (contrib.); Sam Donaldson (contrib.); Maria Echaveste (contrib.); Christopher Edley (contrib.); Mary Farrell (contrib.); Raul Fernandez (contrib.); Patricia Finneran (contrib.); Badi Foster (contrib.); LaToya Foster (contrib.); D'Angelo Gardner (contrib.); Helene Gayle (contrib.); Gossett, Louis, Jr. (contrib.); Kevin Gover (contrib.); Ambassador Marc Grossman (contrib.); Tammy Haddad (contrib.); Rev. Roger Hambrick (contrib.); Elyas Harris (contrib.); Dorothy Height (contrib.); Zelda Heller (contrib.); Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld (contrib.); Fred Hochberg (contrib.); Murray Horwitz (contrib.); Noel Ignatiev (contrib.); Bruce Jacobs (contrib.); General Jim Jones (contrib.); Henry Kennedy, The Honorable, Jr. (contrib.); Joe Klein (contrib.); Jay Lavender (contrib.); Reta Lewis (contrib.); The Honorable John Lewis (contrib.); Michael Liberty (contrib.); Joe Madison (contrib.); Sharon Malone (contrib.); Marlon Marshall (contrib.); Robbie McCauley (contrib.); Alexis McGill (contrib.); Peggy McIntosh (contrib.); Sgt Maj. Alford McMichael (contrib.); Natalie Moody (contrib.); Dawn Moore (contrib.); Joy Moore (contrib.); Minyon Moore (contrib.); Westley Moore (contrib.); Beverly Morgan-Welch (contrib.); Judith Mowry (contrib.); Marilyn Ordover (contrib.); Joshua Packwood (contrib.); Jennifer Pardo (contrib.); Richard North Patterson (contrib.); Erica Payne (contrib.); Colette Phillips (contrib.); Mark Planning (contrib.); Sally Quinn (contrib.); Stephanie Robinson (contrib.); Amanda Sage (contrib.); David Schoen (contrib.); William Smith (contrib.); Gerald Talbot (contrib.); Robert Talbot (contrib.); Marc Titus (contrib.); Rev, , (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Lexington Books
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  • 073913552X
  • 9780739135501
  • 9780739135525

About The Author

William S. Cohen is former Secretary of Defense. In 2001, Secretary Cohen ended a 28-year career in government service and entered the private sector as Chairman and CEO of The Cohen Group, an international strategic consulting company. In addition to his work at The Cohen Group, Secretary Cohen remains an active public voice on issues of foreign affairs, business, and defense. Janet Langhart Cohen is an Emmy-nominated journalist, author, playwright, and communications specialist. She has published her memoirs, From Rage to Reason, coauthored Love in Black and White with her husband, and most recently received acclaim for her groundbreaking one-act play on institutional racism, Anne and Emmett.

Subject categories
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  • 073913552X
  • 9780739135501
  • 9780739135525