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Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a NationBeyond Law and Rights$
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Charles J. Ogletree and Austin Sarat

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479844630

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479844630.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Bridging the Black-White Divide

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation
Author(s):

Charles J. Ogletree Jr.

Austin Sarat

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479844630.003.0001

The introduction discusses how racial reconciliation has been thought about from Brown’s integrationist vision to imaginings of post-racialism that accompanied the election of Barack Obama. We ask what we can learn about the conditions of racial reconciliation by examining that history. This chapter also provides an overview of the subsequent chapters in this book, showing how each helps illuminate the conditions that impede racial reconciliation and those that might facilitate it in the future.

Keywords:   Brown’s integrationist vision, Barack Obama, post-racialism, reconciliation

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