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And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest For Racial Justice

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A distinguished legal scholar and civil rights activist employs a series of dramatic fables and dialogues to probe the foundations of America’s racial attitudes and raise disturbing questions about the nature of our society.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 31st 1989 by Basic Books (first published 1987)
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Randie
Derrick Bell uses elements of critical race theory and storytelling to discuss issues of race through the perspective of Geneva Crenshaw. Bell's writing is creative, insightful, and forces readers to re-evaluate issues of race.

I was fortunate enough to find my copy of the book to not only be autographed by Derrick Bell but he lefts notes and a news article inside for the person he gifted the book to. I feel like this helped me to pull out messages from the stories that Bell found meaningful
Frank
This gripping book's strange premise threatens to become hokey at times, but in the end it works. The book uses a series of parables to explore how race works in America and why the groundbreaking accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement have not brought about the positive change for many African Americans that might have been expected. Bell is an incredibly erudite and nuanced thinker, and this book is quite illuminating.
Dave
Asks a lot of pointed questions about race and justice, and then provides what could reasonably be predicted as the sad reality.
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RK Byers
i LOVED this book and i only understood half of it.
Leslie Hitchens
Great book!! Very thought provoking.
Anastasia
I hated this book.
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Derrick A. Bell Jr. is a Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and a legal scholar and activist in critical race theory.
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