The Great Wells of Democracy by Manning Marable
The Meaning of Race in American Life

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In his boldest and most accessible book to date, Manning Marable lays out a new way to think about the past and the future of race in America. Exploding traditional lines of left and right, Marable stakes out such controversial and seemingly incompatible positions as the re-enfranchisement of felons, state support for faith-based institutions, reparations for slavery that systematically inject capital into the black community, and a reconfiguration of racial identities that accounts for the increasingly multi-racial nature of our society. He exhorts us to construct a new political language and practical public policies to bridge the racial divide--so that we do no less than reinvent the democratic project called America.

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Manning Marable is Professor of History, Political Science and Public Policy, at Columbia University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies.
Published November 13, 2003 by Basic Civitas Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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When discussing corporate layoffs at the entry level and arguing that blacks are disproportionately affected by such downsizing, he writes, “Whites who lose their jobs usually have ample resources to fall back on, such as the equity in their homes, family savings, stocks, and other investments.” ...

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Divided into three sections, "The American Dilemma," "The Retreat from Equality" and "Reconstructing Racial Politics," the latest from the author of Beyond Black and White and many other titles is nothing less than a working summary of America's history of race relations and a survey the current...

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