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"Steele has given eloquent voice to painful truths that are almost always left unspoken in the nation's circumscribed public discourse on race." -New York Times
From the author of the award-winning bestseller The Content of Our Character and White Guilt comes an essay collection that tells the untold story behind the polarized racial politics in America today.
In A Dream Deferred Shelby Steele argues that a second betrayal of black freedom in the United States-the first one being segregation-emerged from the civil rights era when the country was overtaken by a powerful impulse to redeem itself from racial shame. According to Steele, 1960s liberalism had as its first and all-consuming goal the expiation of American guilt rather than the careful development of true equality between the races.
In four densely argued essays, Steele takes on the familiar questions of affirmative action, multiculturalism, diversity, Afro-centrism, group preferences, victimization-and what he deems to be the atavistic powers of race, ethnicity, and gender, the original causes of oppression. A Dream Deferred is an honest, courageous look at the perplexing dilemma of race and democracy in the United States-and what we might do to resolve it.
By Abiola | 2019-12-09T08:11:54-05:00 February 4th, 2015 | He was my first poet! Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. (Via Biography.com) And he was a genius who co-created "Mule Bone ...
A poet, novelist, fiction writer, and playwright, Langston Hughes is known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties and was important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance.
Raisin in the Sun a Dream Deferred A Raisin in The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is an informative short story based on an African American family, and their life struggles.
Either way we look upon it, dreams is a force that keeps us going. An unfulfilled dream causes depression low self-esteem and in some people weight gain.
"A Dream Deferred" by Langston HughesIn many of Hughes' poems, a theme that runs throughout is that of a dream deferred.