In Nation of Cowards, David H. Ikard and Martell Lee Teasley propose that Americans need to talk more about race, and that such a conversation can take place only with passionate and organized pressure from black Americans. They argue that neither Obama nor any political figure is likely to be in the forefront of addressing issues of racial inequality and injustice.
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Renowned social justice advocate john a. powell persuasively argues in Racing for Justice that we have not achieved a post-racial society and that there is much work to do to redeem the American promise of inclusive democracy. He challenges us to replace attitudes and institutions that promote and perpetuate social suffering with those that foster relationships and a way of being that transcends disconnection and separation.
Visit our blog tomorrow for Part 2 of our Black History Month series, focusing on African American jazz musicians and their place in music history.