We Are Not Yet Equal

We Are Not Yet Equal

Understanding Our Racial Divide

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"This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with Jim Crow laws; the promise of new opportunities in the North during the Great Migration was limited when blacks were physically blocked from moving away from the South; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 led to laws that disenfranchised millions of African American voters and a War on Drugs that disproportionally targeted blacks; and the election of President Obama led to an outburst of violence including the death of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as well as the election of Donald Trump. This YA adaptation will be written in an approachable narrative style that provides teen readers with additional context to these historic moments, photographs and archival images, and additional backmatter and resources for teens."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018
ISBN: 9781547600762
1547600764
Branch Call Number: YA 323.1196 An2326W 2018
Characteristics: 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bolden, Tonya
Alternative Title: Understanding our racial divide

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Examines the social justice movements, each met with a corresponding backlash from white society, throughout American history as we work toward racial equity.


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