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What Blacks Owe to Each Other

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The Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other
Randall Robinson

Description: From the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library of TransAfrica Forum in Washington, DC, activist and author Randall Robinson discusses his book "The Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other." In "The Reckoning," Mr. Robinson asserts that public funds are being used to subsidize a national private prison industry whose growth depends on higher incarceration rates. He calls for black Americans to support the largely forgotten underclass and to better the social conditions of deteriorating inner city communities. "The Reckoning" grew out of Mr. Robinson's work with gang members, ex-convicts, and others marginalized by poverty and crime.

Author Bio: Randall Robinson is the founder and president emeritus of TransAfrica and founder of TransAfrica Forum. Founded in 1977, TransAfrica monitors legislative activities and lobbies for more progressive U. S. foreign policy towards "third world" nations. TransAfrica Forum is an educational organization that collects, analyzes and disseminates information about countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Robinson is the author of "Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America" and "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks." He has appeared on The Charlie Rose Show, Today, Good Morning America, The Tom Joyner Show and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, among others.

Publisher: Dutton 375 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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