My Country, 'Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future
As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison explores what it's like to be an American in the twenty-first century.
As a Black, Latino, and former Catholic who converted to Islam, Keith Ellison, is the first Muslim elected to Congress—from a district with fewer than 1 percent Muslims and 11 percent Blacks. With his unique perspective on uniting a disparate community and speaking to a common goal, Ellison takes a provocative look at America and what needs to change to accommodate different races and beliefs.
Filled with anecdotes, statistics, and social commentary, Ellison touches on everything from the Tea Party to Obama, from race to the immigration debate and more. He also draws some very clear distinctions between parties and shows why the deep polarization is unhealthy for America. Deeply patriotic, with My Country ’Tis of Thee, Ellison strives to help define what it means to be an American today.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Judiex - LibraryThing
While almost every American knows the words to “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,” most do not know there was an abolitionist version written in 1843. It speaks of the history of slavery and white privilege ... Read full review
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An engaging memoir on what it means to be a black Muslim in American government.Raised in the 1970s in Detroit and Minneapolis in a household where hard work and discipline were the rules, not the ... Read full review
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