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Derrick A. Bell

Full Name: Derrick A. Bell
Born: 1930-11-06
Number of Works: 18
Derrick A. Bell Jr. is a Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and a legal scholar and activist in critical race theory.

ISBN: 046500329X, 9780465003297
Keywords: justice, racial, quest, elusive, saved
Pages: 304
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%

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.
ISBN: 0195182472, 9780195182477
Keywords: hopes, racial, reform, unfulfilled, education, covenants, brown, board, silent
Pages: 240
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

When the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education was handed down in 1954, many civil rights advocates believed that the decision, which declared public school segregation unconstitutional, would become the Holy Grail of racial justice. Fifty years later, despite its legal irrelevance and the racially separate and educationally ineffective state of public schooling for most black children, Brown is still viewed by many as the perfect precedent. Here, Derrick Bell shatters the shining image of this celebrated ruling. He notes that, despite the onerous burdens of segregation,
ISBN: 0465024130, 9780465024131
Keywords: land, called, home, alien, survival, choirs, psalms, gospel
Pages: 240
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 60%

Through parables and essays, Derrick Bell offers an eloquent work of social commentary on the permanence of racism.“Gospel,” says Derrick Bell, “and particularly the gospel choir at its best, echoes the tempos of the soul searching for God’s peace in the midst of a hostile world.”Just like the songs of a gospel choir, the pieces in this book give voice to the hardships faced by African Americans. Through allegorical stories and fictional encounters, dreams, and dialogues, it presents fresh perspectives on the different issues that concern Blacks, such as the message
ISBN: 0814719708, 9780814719701
Keywords: reader, derrick
Pages: 510
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0883781999, 9780883781999
Keywords: legacies, afrolantica
Pages: 186
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%