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The moment : thoughts on the Race reckoning that wasn't and how we all can move forward now  Cover Image Book Book

The moment : thoughts on the Race reckoning that wasn't and how we all can move forward now / Bakari Sellers.

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  • ISBN: 9780063085022
  • ISBN: 006308502X
  • Physical Description: vii, 180 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers [2024]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Behind the photograph -- The moment -- Dear Stokely -- The day of the locust -- The great return -- White terror, Part 1: Mississippi, 1964 -- White terror, Part 2: Legal genocide -- Dark money and racist capitalists -- The great distraction -- The untapped power of black men -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
In late May in 2020, while discussing the murder of George Floyd on CNN, Bakari Sellers spoke from the heart sharing devastating insight that touched millions around the world: "It's just so much pain. You get so tired. We have black children. I have a 15-year-old daughter. I mean, what do I tell her? I'm raising a son. I have no idea what to tell him. It's just--it's hard being black in this country when your life is not valued and people are worried about the protesters and the looters. And it's just people who are frustrated for far too long and not have their voices heard." In this powerful and persuasive book, Sellers expands on the issues he addressed in his New York Times bestseller My Vanishing Country, examining national politics and policies that deeply impact not only Black people in his home state of South Carolina but the lives of millions of African Americans in communities across the nation. Four years later, Sellers has an answer to the question he raised on CNN, offering much-needed prescriptions to help all Black American lives. Sellers explores inequities in healthcare, education, early childhood education, and policing, drawing on interviews with numerous thought leaders such as pioneering voting rights and poverty activist the Rev. William Barber, and Ben Crump, the civil rights legend who successfully uses the law to achieve justice for people of color in racially charged cases. He also shares his thoughts on conservative media and the forces and dark money behind firebrands such as Tucker Carlson. This thoughtful and practical work is a timely meditation on the state of our world today and how we can all play a part in making it better for tomorrow. --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Racism.
Racism against Black people.
Racism in the press.
Racism in law enforcement.
African Americans.
Genre: Informational works.
Instructional and educational works.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bridgeport Public Library.

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Newfield Branch - Bridgeport 305.896 SELLERS (Text) 34000151539723 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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