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A distinguished legal scholar and civil rights activist employs a series of dramatic fables and dialogues to probe the foundations of America's racial attitudes and raise disturbing questions about the nature of our society....

Title : And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice
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ISBN : 9780465003297
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice Reviews

  • Randie D. Camp, M.S.
    2019-02-28 08:47

    Derrick Bell uses elements of critical race theory and storytelling to discuss issues of race through the perspective of Geneva Crenshaw. Bell's writing is creative, insightful, and forces readers to re-evaluate issues of race. I was fortunate enough to find my copy of the book to not only be autographed by Derrick Bell but he lefts notes and a news article inside for the person he gifted the book to. I feel like this helped me to pull out messages from the stories that Bell found meaningful

  • Elgin Bailey
    2019-03-10 02:47

    Must read.I cannot express to you the importance of reading this book, to address white supremacy. Very much a needed read.

  • Duncan
    2019-02-28 03:40

    Unusually crafted argument, written in 1987, about the continuing legacies of racism, and the limitations on conventional strategies for overcoming those legacies. The book is set up as a series of conversations between a Harvard Law professor and his friend, an activist and former professor named Geneva, each of which is initiated by a parable of sorts meant to illustrate a continuing flashpoint in racial relations. Some of them work better than others, but there are lots of valid critiques about the ways the civil rights movement had been blunted by the mid-1980s--and when I read it in 2018, the outlook felt even more dismal and the optimistic coda less persuasive. The legal analysis works better than the social critique; the chapter about relationships between black men and black women is probably the least persuasive in the book, as it's rooted in all sorts of highly questionable assumptions about the nature of those relationships. But as a polemic about the need for renewal of the civil rights movement, it's extremely effective.

  • Sarah Pavelko
    2019-03-11 01:46

    Thought provoking but too weighed down in legalizeThought provoking content and well researched. However the book is difficult to read if you have no legal background. It read like a casual legal brief or oral argument.

  • Frank
    2019-03-19 08:38

    This gripping book's strange premise threatens to become hokey at times, but in the end it works. The book uses a series of parables to explore how race works in America and why the groundbreaking accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement have not brought about the positive change for many African Americans that might have been expected. Bell is an incredibly erudite and nuanced thinker, and this book is quite illuminating.

  • Anastasia
    2019-03-11 05:08

    I hated this book.

  • Ben Schaffer
    2019-03-05 02:04


  • Karen
    2019-02-23 05:43

    An excellent book on the continuing racial injustice in the united States told through allegorical stories

  • Dave
    2019-02-22 03:48

    Asks a lot of pointed questions about race and justice, and then provides what could reasonably be predicted as the sad reality.

  • R.K. Byers
    2019-03-25 02:51

    i LOVED this book and i only understood half of it.

  • Leslie Hitchens
    2019-03-11 08:57

    Great book!! Very thought provoking.