Bell, Derrick. Faces at the Bottom of the Well: Permanence of Racism. 267 pages. Pub: 2018. (Judith Weisberg)
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Civil rights activist and legal scholar Derrick Bell uses allegory and historical example—including the classic story “The Space Traders”—to argue that racism is an integral and permanent part of American society. African American struggles for equality are doomed to fail, he writes, so long as the majority of whites do not see their own well-being threatened by the status quo. (Judith Weisberg)
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