Black Men : Book:Quitting America by Randall Robinson

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  1. noor100

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    Quitting America
    The Departure of a Black Man from His Native LandRandall Robinson is quitting America, and this book charts his journey from the most powerful nation on earth to the tiny tropical island where his wife was born. His search for a more peaceful and hospitable place grew out of the disappointment and increasing sense of abandonment he felt in the land of his own birth—an America that has sapped the creative energies of his race and "transfigured humanity."

    From within a culture as different from America as black is from white, Robinson is able to share why he needs to escape the racism he has fought all his life. Yet America is never far from his mind. The current state of political and socioeconomic affairs and why our leadership falls short of our expectations continue to inform his writing.

    Randall Robinson is the author of An Unbroken Agony and the national bestsellers The Debt, The Reckoning, and Defending the Spirit. He is also founder and past president of TransAfrica, the African-American organization he established to promote enlightened, constructive U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean. In 1984, Robinson established the Free South Africa Movement, which pushed successfully for the imposition of sanctions against apartheid South Africa; and in 1994, his public advocacy, including a 27-day hunger strike, led to the UN multinational operation that restored Haiti's first democratically elected government to power. Mr. Robinson lives with his wife and daughter in St. Kitts
     
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    "No where to Run, No Where to Hide" Martha Reeves
     
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    I'm going to have to check it out.. here's the link on amazon.. they let you
    read a few pages..


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    Table of Contents:



    Part 1: 500 years of white crimes and self-absolution in the Americas

    1. Jewel
    2.Man-Boy
    3.Progress
    4.Theft
    5.Extermination
    6.Race
    7.Money
    8.Courtesy

    Part 2: The unremarked disintegration of american democracy

    9.leader
    10.insiders
    11.deal
    12.war
    13.iraq

    Part 3: The Innocence of guiltless small places

    14.Hubris
    15.Frauds
    16.Leaving
    17.Decline
    18.Culture
    19.Callousness
    20.Friend
    21.Morality
    22.Arrival

    Afterword.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We all know part 1, and IMHO, part 3 is nice for those who like memoirs

    but IMHO knowing how brother Randall puts it Down

    Pat 2 is worth a purchase!!!!
     
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