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Faces At The Bottom Of The Well: The Permanence Of Racism by Derrick Bell

Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Faces At The Bottom Of The Well:  The Permanence Of Racism  –  The National Best-Seller With a New Preface by the Author.  In Faces at the Bottom of the Well, civil rights activist and legal scholar Derrick Bell uses allegory and historical example to argue that racism is an integral and permanent part of American society. African American struggles for equality are doomed to fail so long as the majority of whites do not see their own well-being threatened by the status quo. Bell calls on African Americans to face up to this unhappy truth and abandon a misplaced faith in inevitable progress. Only then will blacks, and those whites who join with them, be in a position to create viable strategies to alleviate the burdens of racism.


Reading Assignment:  Read the foreword, preface, and pages 31-57




Jul 29
7:00 pm