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The Resource When the stars begin to fall : overcoming racism and renewing the promise of America, Theodore Roosevelt Johnson

When the stars begin to fall : overcoming racism and renewing the promise of America, Theodore Roosevelt Johnson

Label
When the stars begin to fall : overcoming racism and renewing the promise of America
Title
When the stars begin to fall
Title remainder
overcoming racism and renewing the promise of America
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Roosevelt Johnson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""Racism is an existential threat to America," Theodore R. Johnson declares at the start of his profound and exhilarating book. It is a refutation of the American Promise enshrined in our Constitution that all men and women are inherently equal. And yet racism continues to corrode our society. If we cannot overcome it, Johnson argues, while the United States will remain as a geopolitical entity, the promise that made America unique on Earth will have died. When the Stars Begin to Fall makes a compelling, ambitious case for a pathway to the national solidarity necessary to mitigate racism. Weaving memories of his own and his family's multi-generational experiences with racism, alongside strands of history, into his elegant narrative, Johnson posits that a blueprint for national solidarity can be found in the exceptional citizenship long practiced in Black America. Understanding that racism is a structural crime of the state, he argues that overcoming it requires us to recognize that a color-conscious society--not a color-blind one--is the true fulfillment of the American Promise. Fueled by Johnson's ultimate faith in the American project, grounded in his family's longstanding optimism and his own military service, When the Stars Begin to Fall is an urgent call to undertake the process of overcoming what has long seemed intractable"--Amazon
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Tone
Writing style
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10958204
Cataloging source
OTP
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Johnson, Theodore R
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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overcoming racism and renewing the promise of America
Label
When the stars begin to fall : overcoming racism and renewing the promise of America, Theodore Roosevelt Johnson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The challenge for America. The primary threat to America ; The veiled threats exposed -- Part II: American, but black: lessons for national solidarity. Superlative citizenship ; Inclusion trickles down ; Black solidarity -- A framework for national solidarity. Finding civil religion ; Racism is a crime of the state ; Solidarity is not colorblind -- Part IV: A path toward national solidarity. National solidarity as the right response to racism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 314 pages :
Isbn
9780802157850
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1246301994
Label
When the stars begin to fall : overcoming racism and renewing the promise of America, Theodore Roosevelt Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The challenge for America. The primary threat to America ; The veiled threats exposed -- Part II: American, but black: lessons for national solidarity. Superlative citizenship ; Inclusion trickles down ; Black solidarity -- A framework for national solidarity. Finding civil religion ; Racism is a crime of the state ; Solidarity is not colorblind -- Part IV: A path toward national solidarity. National solidarity as the right response to racism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 314 pages :
Isbn
9780802157850
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1246301994

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