And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest For Racial Justice

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Social Science - 304 pages
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.

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And we are not saved: the elusive quest for racial justice

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Bell, a professor of law at Harvard, addresses the problem of race in a novel way. Rather than using a dry "casebook'' approach, he makes his point through fantasy. A mythical character, Geneva ... Read full review

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Vivid and accessible treatment of the history of the Constitution. Necessary reading not only regarding race but also concerning the real function of law in the United States—protection of profits and property, not people.


Part II The Social Affliction of Racism
Part III Divining a Nations Salvation

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Derrick Bell is professor of law at the Harvard Law School.

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