The Reckoning by Randall Robinson
What Blacks Owe to Each Other

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In The Reckoning, Randall Robinson examines the crime and poverty that grips much of urban America and urges black Americans to speak out and reach back to ensure their social and economic success in this country. With insight, compassion, and unflinching honesty, Robinson explores the twin blights of crime and poverty—the former often a symptom of the latter—and asks questions that are critical to the rebuilding of black communities: How do we create awareness of the heroic efforts already being made and how can we bring our troubled youth to safety?  A product of Robinson's work with gang members, ex-convicts, and others who have been scarred by the harshness of life in our inner cities, The Reckoning is certain to be as important and controversial as his earlier books.


 

About Randall Robinson

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Randall Robinson is the founder and former president of TransAfrica, the African-American advocacy organization he established to promote constructive and enlightened U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean. The author of The Debt, The Reckoning, Quitting America, and Defending the Spirit, he lives with his wife and daughter in St. Kitts.
 
Published December 31, 2002 by Plume. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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The story of a man who is making a significant difference to young African-Americans, told within the framework of a general condemnation of African-American circumstances in today's America, from activist Robinson (The Debt, 2000, etc.).

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With the bestselling The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks, Robinson, founder of the policy group TransAfrica, became a prominent voice for U.S. slavery reparatio

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With the bestselling The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks, Robinson, founder of the policy group TransAfrica, became a prominent voice for U.S. slavery reparations.

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