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Long time coming : reckoning with race in America / Michael Eric Dyson.

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Moorhead Public Library 305.8009 DYS (Text) 33500013324231 New Checked out 02/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250276759
  • ISBN: 1250276756
  • ISBN: 9781250277527
  • ISBN: 1250277523
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.

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"From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption. The night of May 25, 2020 changed America. George Floyd, a 43-year-old Black man, was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis when a white cop suffocated him. The video of that night's events went viral, sparking the largest protests in the nation's history and the sort of social unrest we have not seen since the sixties. While Floyd's death was certainly the catalyst, (heightened by the fact that it occurred during a pandemic whose victims were disproportionately of color) it was in truth the fuse that lit an ever-filling powder keg. Long Time Coming grapples with the cultural and social forces that have shaped our nation in the brutal crucible of race. In five beautifully argued chapters-each addressed to a black martyr from Breonna Taylor to Rev. Clementa Pinckney-Dyson traces the genealogy of anti-blackness from the slave ship to the street corner where Floyd lost his life-and where America gained its will to confront the ugly truth of systemic racism. Ending with a poignant plea for hope, Dyson's exciting new book points the way to social redemption. Long Time Coming is a necessary guide to help America finally reckon with race"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 November #1
    *Starred Review* In a series of profound and powerful letters written to Black martyrs to racial violence—Elijah McClain, Emmett Till, Breonna Taylor, Hadiya Pendleton, Sandra Bland, and Reverend Clementa Pinckney—and addressing many more along the way, including a list from the last decade alone of more than 100 names, distinguished professor, preacher, public intellectual, and best-selling author Dyson (Jay-Z, 2019; What Truth Sounds Like, 2018) offers both homage and history, emotion and analysis. With "Black Lives Matter" as the racial justice movement's rallying cry, Dyson places the murders of African Americans within the context of financial inequality, urban violence, cancel culture, and police brutality and fatal force. At times speaking directly to white Americans who wobble on the precipice of understanding, Dyson evinces both empathy and bewilderment over the current state of disconnection between so many segments of society. From the contrast between the survival skills honed by enslaved people and the persistent reverence for the Confederacy, this nuanced interpretation of America's egregious abuses of its Black population is at once broad and specific. Dyson's eloquent, exacting, and consequential scrutiny of "the racial calamity at the heart of our democracy" is a catalyst for discussion and continued calls for justice, a work essential to the struggle to achieve insight, genuine change, and healing. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON—distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Science, and of Ethics and Society, Divinity School, and Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University—is one of America’s premier public intellectuals and the author of seven New York Times bestsellers including JAY-Z, Tears We Cannot Stop, and What Truth Sounds Like. A contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, Dr. Dyson is a recipient of two NAACP Image awards and the 2020 Langston Hughes Festival Medallion. Former president Barack Obama has noted: “Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison.”

Subject: United States > Race relations.
Racism > United States.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Black lives matter movement.
Racial profiling in law enforcement > United States.
African Americans > Social conditions
Black lives matter movement
Race relations
Racial profiling in law enforcement
United States

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