Quitting America: The Departure of a Black Man from His Native Land

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2004 - Social Science - 245 pages
Randall Robinson is quitting America, and this book charts his journey from the most powerful nation on earth to the tiny tropical island where his wife was born. His search for a more peaceful and hospitable place grew out of the disappointment and increasing sense of abandonment he felt in the land of his own birth an America that has sapped the creative energies of his race and has transfigured humanity.

Here, in a culture that is as different from America as black is from white, Robinson shares why he needs to escape the racism he has fought all his life. Yet America is never far from his mind. The current state of political and socioeconomic affairs and why our leadership will continue to fall short of our expectations continue to inform his writing.

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Beware: Robinson is writing again, and his contempt for America's treatment of its black minorities still rages. In protest, the author, activist, and founder of TransAfrica has quit America. Robinson ... Read full review



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RANDALL ROBINSON is the founder and former president of TransAfrica, the African-American advocacy organization he established to promote constructive and enlightened U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean. The author of The Debt, Defending the Spirit, and The Reckoning, Mr. Robinson s views on foreign policy and race in America are widely discussed in the American print and television media.

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