Radical Reparations: Healing the Soul of a Nation

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Amistad Press
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6.2 X 8.5 X 1.7 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter is the Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences Division, Professor of Sociology & African American Studies at UCLA. Coiner of #BlackLivesMatter, Hunter served as the Inaugural Chair of UCLA's African American Studies Department and President of the Association of Black Sociologists. The National Science Foundation and Social Science Research Council have also supported his research. In addition, Hunter drafted and advised Congresswoman Barbara Lee's historic Bill to establish the first-ever US Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Commission. He has appeared on C-SPAN's BookTV, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, in the Sacramento Bee, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

"A heartfelt exploration of disenfranchised Black lives and what long-awaited reparations for slavery could look like. . . . A moving collection of human stories underscores a hope for 'radical reckoning.'" -- Kirkus Reviews

"Radical Reparations is more than a book--it is an urgent call to action, a manifesto for justice, and a blueprint for a more equitable America. This seminal work lays bare the undeniable truths of our nation's past while providing a clear pathway toward equity, truth, and healing. As a Congressperson committed to the promise of 'liberty and justice for all, ' this book is essential for anyone dedicated to the transformative potential of reparations. It's time we confront our history head-on, and Radical Reparations provides the necessary tools. A must-read!" -- Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-District 12)

"Marcus Anthony Hunter is one of America's most talented thinkers and writers of this 21st century. Not only does he follow in the grand and rigorous literary tradition of individuals like W.E.B. DuBois and James Baldwin, but he is equally a prophetic messenger of what was, what is, and what should be. His book, Radical Reparations: Healing The Soul of A Nation, is a gift and a love letter to us all. It is a humble but powerful manual on truth and reconciliation long overdue in our discourse around the human damage wrought by racism in the form of slavery, segregation, mean-spirited policies, right on up to the horrific public murder of George Floyd. This book is not only a must-read, but it is likewise a holistic vision for a national conversation, for real healing, at long last." -- Kevin Powell, Tupac Shakur biographer and Grammy-nominated spoken word poet

"It takes vision and courage to write the story of America in a world where reparations are real. Marcus Anthony Hunter's "Radical Reparations" creates a blueprint to help us find a way to justice and healing, and shows us how to build a home, for everyone, from sea to shining sea."
-- Erika Alexander, activist, actress, producer, co-founder of Color Farm Media