This blisteringly candid discussion of the American dilemma in the age of Trump brings together the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the former attorney general of the United States, a bestselling author and death penalty lawyer, and a star professor for an honest conversation the country desperately needs to hear. Drawing on their collective decades of work on civil rights issues as well as personal histories of rising from poverty and oppression, these leading lights of the legal profession and the fight for racial justice talk about the importance of reclaiming the racial narrative and keeping our eyes on the horizon as we work for justice in an unjust time.Covering topics as varied as "the commonality of pain," "when lawyers are heroes," and the concept of an "equality dividend" that is due to people of color for helping America brand itself internationally as a country of diversity and acceptance, Ifill, Lynch, Stevenson, and Thompson also explore topics such as "when did 'public' become a dirty word" (hint, it has something to do with serving people of color), "you know what Jeff Sessions is going to say," and "what it means to be a civil rights lawyer in the age of Trump."Building on Stevenson's hugely successful Just Mercy, Lynch's national platform at the Justice Department, Ifill's role as one of the leading defenders of civil rights in the country, and the occasion of Thompson's launch of a new center of on race, inequality and the law at the NYU School of Law, A Perilous Path will speak loudly and clearly to everyone concerned about America's perpetual fault line....
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A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law Reviews
Based on a roundtable conversation held in early 2017 by Sherrilyn Ifill (president of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF)), Loretta Lynch (former Attorney General of the US), Bryan Stevenson (executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy), and Anthony C. Thompson (professor of clinical law and faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU School of Law), A Perilous Path is a written record of a discussion on race and inequa ...more
This book is a political narrative about inequality, injustice and the duty of the American Public to change that.
I rated this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5 stars for the following reasons:
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This book starts off extremely politically-minded about race and Trump's reaction to it. It mentions hyper-segregation which makes sense in current times. It talks about police using a narrative of fear and misdirection, to justify brutality. The book makes a great point about going backward in time ...more
This book isn't a typical nonfiction piece - it's the transcript of a roundtable discussion on racism, inequality, law, public infrastructure, and more in the past, present, and the future, by 4 learned minds - the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a former attorney general of the United States, a bestselling author and lawyer, and a star professor of clinical law.
I read this after the wonderful So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, which gives a lot of education and direction for ...more
(3.5 rating) This is a very small book in length and size but through its 3 interviewees has a hearty message of reclaiming the framing of the story of race, racism, the great word: public and how our nation must own its past to move on to a healthy future of equity, shalom, harmony. Bryan Stevenson is stellar as always. If it had been longer, I would have given it a 4, but by its nature (an interview), its format, depth & style can not reach that of a typical book.
A quick read that packs a powerful punch. A must read for anyone who is looking to explore topics of race and inequality and how our country must move forward from our current state.