The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners
Debra Dickerson pulls no punches in this electrifying manifesto. Outspoken journalist and author of the critically acclaimed memoir An American Story, she challenges black Americans to stop obsessing about racism and start focusing on problems they can fix. The way out of the ghetto, she asserts, is to take a good, hard look in the mirror. Get angry, Dickerson says, but use that anger to fuel excellence and civic participation rather than crime or drug addiction. Drawing richly on black history and thought, as well as her own hard-won wisdom, she urges blacks to let go of the past and claim their full freedom. It’s only by shaping their own future, she argues, that blacks will finally abolish the myth of white superiority.
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THE END OF BLACKNESS: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful OwnersUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A full-bore assault on white racism on one hand and black orthodoxies on the other, one that finds the author well-prepared for the inevitable backlash.At which point, journalist Dickerson (An ... Read full review
The end of Blackness: returning the souls of Black folk to their rightful ownersUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this controversial critique on race, Dickerson (An American Story) exposes racial myths and biases held by both blacks and whites today while critiquing the purposeful corruption of American history and the nonsense that passes for sociology. Read full review