The Resource The price of racial reconciliation, Ronald W. Walters

The price of racial reconciliation, Ronald W. Walters

Label
The price of racial reconciliation
Title
The price of racial reconciliation
Statement of responsibility
Ronald W. Walters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Price of Racial Reconciliation, Ronald Walters offers an abundance of riches. This book provides an extraordinarily comprehensive and persuasive set of arguments for reparations, and will be the lens through which meaningful opportunities for reconciliation are viewed in the future. If this book does not lead to the success of the reparations movement, nothing will."--Charles J. Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School "The Price of Racial Reconciliation is a seminal study of comparative histories and race(ism) in the formation of state structures that prefigure(d) socioeconomic positions of Black peoples in South Africa and the United States. The scholarship is meticulous in brilliantly constructed analysis of the politics of memory, reparations as an immutable principle of justice, imperative for nonracial(ist) democracy, and a regime of racial reconciliation."--James Turner, Professor of African and African American Studies and Founder, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University "A fascinating and pathbreaking analysis of the attempt at racial reconciliation in South Africa which asks if that model is relevant to the contemporary American racial dilemma. An engaging multidisciplinary approach relevant to philosophy, sociology, history, and political science."--William Strickland, Associate Professor of Political Science, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst The issue of reparations in America provokes a lot of interest, but the public debate usually occurs at the level of historical accounting: "Who owes what for slavery?" This book attempts to get past that question to address racial restitution within the framework of larger societal interests. For example, the answer to the "why reparations?" question is more than the moral of payment for an injustice done in the past. Ronald Walters suggests that, insofar as the impact of slavery is still very much with us today and has been reinforced by forms of postslavery oppression, the objective of racial harmony will be disrupted unless it is recognized with the solemnity and amelioration it deserves. The author concludes that the grand narrative of black oppression in the United States-which contains the past and present summary of the black experience-prevents racial reconciliation as long as some substantial form of racial restitution is not seriously considered. This is "the price" of reconciliation. The method for achieving this finding is grounded in comparative politics, where the analyses of institutions and political behaviors are standard approaches. The author presents the conceptual difficulties involved in the project of racial reconciliation by comparing South African Truth and Reconciliation and the demand for reparations in the United States. Ronald Walters is Distinguished Leadership Scholar and Director, African American Leadership Program and Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1581
LC item number
.W27 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics of race and ethnicity
Label
The price of racial reconciliation, Ronald W. Walters
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A grand narrative of South African racial oppression -- The persistence of memory -- Truth, reconciliation, and reparations -- A grand narrative of black American oppression -- The grand narrative and the legacy of modern subordination -- Barriers to truth and reconciliation in America -- The reparations movement : a liberatory narrative -- The globalization of African reparations -- Postscript
Control code
ocn607350212
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472021703
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1djcbgf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b27448137
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607350212
  • pebcs0472021702

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