Afrolantica Legacies

Afrolantica Legacies
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Derrick Bell is perhaps best known for the principled stand he took at Harvard in 1990 when he quit his tenured position on the law-school faculty to protest the school's failure to grant tenure to a black woman. Now a visiting professor at New York Law School, Bell is still deeply interested in issues of race relations and has chosen to explore the subject fictionally in ""Afrolantica Legacies."" In a nutshell, the story goes like this: a mysterious land mass suddenly appears in the Atlantic Ocean, a fabulous island on which only black people can survive. American blacks set sail to the island to begin a new life, only to see it sink again before they can reach the shore. On the return trip to America, the passengers draw up a list of principles called the Afrolantica Legacies, defining how they want to reposition themselves in American society. The book uses a fictional setting to outline some remedies for the problem of race relations between African Americans and white people in our society.

Hardcover: 186 pages Publisher: Third World Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 0883781999 ISBN-13: 978-0883781999 Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.8 inches Shipping Weight: 1 pounds