The Cultural Rights Movement: Fulfilling the Promise of Civil Rights for African Americans

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With an African American in the White House, there is no better time for assessing the progress the United States has made in protecting the rights of all its citizens. The Cultural Rights Movement: Fulfilling the Promise of Civil Rights for African Americans offers such an assessment, with an in-depth look at the Obama administration's proposed initiatives as they relate to the African American community and a survey of civil rights issues that need to be reexamined in light of...

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Overview

With an African American in the White House, there is no better time for assessing the progress the United States has made in protecting the rights of all its citizens. The Cultural Rights Movement: Fulfilling the Promise of Civil Rights for African Americans offers such an assessment, with an in-depth look at the Obama administration's proposed initiatives as they relate to the African American community and a survey of civil rights issues that need to be reexamined in light of Obama's election.

The Cultural Rights Movement is a well-researched, powerfully written analysis of why a substantial number of blacks have yet to get their piece of the American dream. Coverage includes discriminatory lending practices; unfair Congressional redistricting; disparities in physician care and health outcomes; the low number of black students, faculty members and coaches in mainstream universities; the phenomenal high rate of blacks being arrested, convicted and incarcerated; the continual growth of black underemployment and poverty; and the near-total neglect of the reparations issue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313360091
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Yes, We Can! 1

2 Looking Back: Notable Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement 17

3 The War on Poverty Revisited 33

4 Reforming the U.S. Education System 51

5 Expanding U.S. Medical and Health Models 69

6 Justice for All 97

7 It's Time for Reparations 119

8 Race Relations: Can We All Just Get Along? 133

9 A New Cultural Rights Movement 153

Notes 171

Index 185

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