The Choice Samuel Yette wrote of was theirs, but now must become ours. Yette 1929-2011 was an outspoken Black writer for Newsweek until getting fired for writing this book, with its radical warning that white America was ready and willing to exterminate Blacks. And before we are too quick to run off to find solace in the heavily promulgated images of Black success, let us remember what legal scholar and professor Derrick Bell said not too long ago. Yette went on to a distinguished academic career at Howard, and white America toned down its intentions to mere mass incarceration. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s.
Consequently, there were several moments when I almost stopped reading it before I finished but that remaining 30% which I did enjoy was sprinkled thoroughly enough for so I would get a dose of it before I gave up on it and persuaded me to continue. The nation has made its choice. Having suffered heavy losses in the fight against the national will to discard its Black population, we have accepted the choices often imposed on the defeated, the colonized. Had he drawn more on his own experience, the book could have had unique value: as it stands it's a pre-eminently rhetorical venture in an area with high competition. Book is in Used-Good condition. We, however, seem to have also made ours.
Pages and cover are clean and intact. . About this Item: Berkley, 1972. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Ball Sam Yette chose to speak and write as a Black man and a professional, thus making himself no longer employable at Newsweek magazine during the Black Freedom Movement. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text.
This paste-and-scissors exposition becomes most unfortunate in the last section, where Yette declares that the U. It is a choice of this nation to more or less discard an increasingly unnecessary Black population and a choice poised to that Black population as to how to respond. Yette wrote in 1971 of the many preferred distractions liberals maintain to avoid an inward look at the treatment of the domestically colonized. This weakness is reflected in Yette's fatalistic failure to submit counter-repression proposals. Let us heed the warning in his death that we did not during his life. If you're not a fan of political history, you might be bored for at least 70% of the book, which was the case for me. About this Item: Berkley Medallion, New York, 1971.
Our willingness to not break with convention, to not assume our own agenda and to advocate and implement our own alternatives theoretically, practically and with some degree of unison has resulted in our choice being to go along and hope for a brighter day. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Our range of acceptable responses seems to have dwindled since Yette wrote the book and much of the bases upon which he developed his concerns seem to have only worsened. Despite the welter of evidence -- or what would be evidence in a more reasoned framework -- the author fails to delve into the political motives and socio-economic origins of repression. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Yette was the first Black Washington correspondent at Newsweek magazine and author, in 1971, of The Choice: The Issue of Black Survival in America , the book that got him fired from that position.
He says he was prevented from enforcing civil rights provisions in government contracts, and recalls the federal government's refusal to stop discriminatory fund distribution in Alabama. The book is square and unmarked; spine cupped and lightly creased; some age toning to the pages and to the spine; sleeve protected. But ultimately Yette was clear, the nation had made a choice and it was one that threatens the long-term survival of Black people. About this Item: Berkley, 1972. He said he was compelled to write his book after witnessing an absence of change over the decade of struggle in the 1960s. .
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