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On the other side of freedom : the case for hope / DeRay Mckesson.

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"We have never been the voiceless, proclaims activist DeRay Mckesson, we have been the unheard. And the message that must now be heard is that inequality is neither hardwired nor inevitable. We have a system that was designed to favor some at the expense of others, and because it was designed, it can be redesigned. Indeed, we can live in a society of equity, justice, and joy. In August 2014, twenty-nine-year-old Mckesson stood with hundreds of others on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri to demand just such a society. These protests, and others like them in cities across the country, resulted in the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, in his first book, Mckesson lays out an incisive new framework for today's liberation movement. Breathing new life into the conversation about activism, resistance, and justice while examining our nation's complex history, he dissects how deliberate oppression persists, how racial injustice strips our lives of promise, and how technology has added a new dimension to mass action and social change. Honest, courageous, and imaginative, [this book] is a work brimming with hope. Drawing from his own experiences as an activist, organizer, educator, and public official, Mckesson exhorts all Americans to work to dismantle the legacy of racism and to imagine the best of what is possible. Honoring the voices of a new generation of activists, On the Other Side of Freedom is a visionary's call to active citizenship, challenging us to take responsibility for imagining, and then building, the world we want to live in. The moral arc of the universe will bend toward justice, he argues, only if we bend it."--Dust jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 323.092 MCKES 2018 (Text) 39705000028547 Main Collection Book None 11/06/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525560326
  • ISBN: 0525560327
  • ISBN: 9780525560579
  • ISBN: 0525560572
  • Physical Description: xiv, 220 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
On hope -- How am I supposed to respond to murder? -- The problem of the police -- Bully and the pulpit -- The choreography of whiteness -- I was raised by magic -- Taking the truth everywhere -- I can remember her now without sadness -- The friend that's always awake -- Out of the quiet -- On organizing -- Letter to an activist.
Summary, etc.:
"We have never been the voiceless, proclaims activist DeRay Mckesson, we have been the unheard. And the message that must now be heard is that inequality is neither hardwired nor inevitable. We have a system that was designed to favor some at the expense of others, and because it was designed, it can be redesigned. Indeed, we can live in a society of equity, justice, and joy. In August 2014, twenty-nine-year-old Mckesson stood with hundreds of others on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri to demand just such a society. These protests, and others like them in cities across the country, resulted in the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, in his first book, Mckesson lays out an incisive new framework for today's liberation movement. Breathing new life into the conversation about activism, resistance, and justice while examining our nation's complex history, he dissects how deliberate oppression persists, how racial injustice strips our lives of promise, and how technology has added a new dimension to mass action and social change. Honest, courageous, and imaginative, [this book] is a work brimming with hope. Drawing from his own experiences as an activist, organizer, educator, and public official, Mckesson exhorts all Americans to work to dismantle the legacy of racism and to imagine the best of what is possible. Honoring the voices of a new generation of activists, On the Other Side of Freedom is a visionary's call to active citizenship, challenging us to take responsibility for imagining, and then building, the world we want to live in. The moral arc of the universe will bend toward justice, he argues, only if we bend it."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Mckesson, DeRay, 1985-
United States > Race relations.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Black lives matter movement > Biography.
Human rights workers > United States > Biography.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Black lives matter movement.
Human rights workers.
Race relations.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Nonfiction.
Autobiographies.
Biography.

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