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Race and Reconciliation in America

by William S. Cohen Author · Janet Langhart Cohen Author

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Race and racism have played a divisive and defining role throughout much of America's history. Slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and Ku Klux Klan terrorism have inflicted deep psychic wounds, social disparities, and economic disadvantages that have diminished the promise of equal rights and opportunities for all. While much progress in race relations has been made in recent years_including the election of Barack Obama as President of the United State_it's clear that our journey to a post-racial era is far from complete. In virtually every measurable category, whether income levels, job opportunities, access to health care, life expectancy, high school diplomas, incarceration rates, do not fare well compared to their white counterparts. The dialogue entitled Race and Reconciliation in America was convened to provide a forum for a long overdue, open, honest, and constructive discussion among people of good will about the need for the American people to truly grasp the depth of past misdeeds, why the legacies of past oppression persist, and how we can achieve a more fair and just society embodied in the American Dream.

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Publisher:
Lexington Books
Imprint:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2009

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William S. Cohen (Author)

William S. Cohen is former Secretary of Defense. In 2001, Secretary Cohen ended a 28-year career in government service and entered the private sector as Chairman and CEO of The Cohen Group, an international strategic consulting company. In additio...

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Creators

Contributor :
William Smith
Author :
Janet Langhart Cohen
Contributor :
Joe Klein
Contributor :
Richard North Patterson
Contributor :
Erica Payne
Contributor :
Louis Gossett Jr.
Author :
William S. Cohen
Contributor :
Murray Horwitz
Contributor :
Dorothy Height
Contributor :
James Allen
Contributor :
Deepak Chopra
Contributor :
Bruce Jacobs
Contributor :
Tom Allen
Contributor :
Noel Ignatiev
Contributor :
Sam Donaldson
Contributor :
Stephanie Robinson
Contributor :
Jason Dean
Contributor :
Adele Logan Alexander
Contributor :
John Connolly
Contributor :
Marc Titus
Contributor :
Sally Quinn
Contributor :
Kevin Gover
Contributor :
Enola Gay Aird
Contributor :
Bernard Bergreen
Contributor :
Douglas Blackmon
Contributor :
Katrina Brown
Contributor :
Krista Buccellato
Contributor :
Lonnie Bunch
Contributor :
Gail Christopher
Contributor :
Nancy Clair
Contributor :
Chuck Conconi
Contributor :
Stephen Cropper
Contributor :
Debbie Dingell
Contributor :
Jan Smith-Donaldson
Contributor :
Maria Echaveste
Contributor :
Christopher Edley
Contributor :
Mary Farrell
Contributor :
Raul Fernandez
Contributor :
Patricia Finneran
Contributor :
Badi Foster
Contributor :
LaToya Foster
Contributor :
D'Angelo Gardner
Contributor :
Helene Gayle
Contributor :
Ambassador Marc Grossman
Contributor :
Tammy Haddad
Contributor :
Rev. Roger Hambrick
Contributor :
Elyas Harris
Contributor :
Zelda Heller
Contributor :
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld
Contributor :
Fred Hochberg
Contributor :
General Jim Jones
Contributor :
The Honorable Henry Kennedy Jr.
Contributor :
Jay Lavender
Contributor :
Reta Lewis
Contributor :
The Honorable John Lewis
Contributor :
Michael Liberty
Contributor :
Joe Madison
Contributor :
Sharon Malone
Contributor :
Marlon Marshall
Contributor :
Robbie McCauley
Contributor :
Alexis McGill
Contributor :
Peggy McIntosh
Contributor :
Sgt Maj. Alford McMichael
Contributor :
Natalie Moody
Contributor :
Dawn Moore
Contributor :
Joy Moore
Contributor :
Minyon Moore
Contributor :
Westley Moore
Contributor :
Beverly Morgan-Welch
Contributor :
Judith Mowry
Contributor :
Marilyn Ordover
Contributor :
Joshua Packwood
Contributor :
Jennifer Pardo
Contributor :
Colette Phillips
Contributor :
Mark Planning
Contributor :
Amanda Sage
Contributor :
David Schoen
Contributor :
Gerald Talbot
Contributor :
Robert Talbot
Contributor :
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