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The Resource Stakes is high : life after the American dream, Mychal Denzel Smith

Stakes is high : life after the American dream, Mychal Denzel Smith

Label
Stakes is high : life after the American dream
Title
Stakes is high
Title remainder
life after the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Mychal Denzel Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We are better than this" has been the rallying cry since Donald Trump was elected. But as New York Times-bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith shows, Americans are too comfortable imagining our greatness. We like to believe in the rightness of our path and the inevitability of choosing our better angels. But historically, we've only come close to living up to the ideals we profess after we've been dragged, kicking and screaming, toward justice. Growth only happens when we confront our deceptions and our own complicity in them. In Stakes Is High, Smith exposes the contradictions at the heart of American life - between patriotism and justice, between freedom and inequality, incarceration, police violence. In a series of incisive essays, Smith holds us to account individually and as a nation. He examines his own shortcomings, grapples with the anxiety of feeling stuck, and looks in new directions for the tools to build a just America. He questions whether Martin Luther King, Jr. can ever really be the hero we need in our time, untangles the persistent cultural power of Bill Cosby, and weighs the value of police and prison abolition. Stakes Is High establishes Mychal Denzel Smith as a voice to be heeded as we prepare for the fight ahead"--
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DLC
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1986-
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Smith, Mychal Denzel
Dewey number
973.933
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM821
LC item number
.S58 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Prisons
  • Civil rights
  • Police misconduct
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Label
Stakes is high : life after the American dream, Mychal Denzel Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forethought -- Part 1. Delusions -- Part 2. Justice -- Part 3. Accountability -- Part 4. Freedom -- The afterthought
Control code
on1090368548
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781568588735
Lccn
2020001915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090368548
Label
Stakes is high : life after the American dream, Mychal Denzel Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The forethought -- Part 1. Delusions -- Part 2. Justice -- Part 3. Accountability -- Part 4. Freedom -- The afterthought
Control code
on1090368548
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781568588735
Lccn
2020001915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090368548

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