New Book Unveils What Must Be Done to Heal the Strongholds of Racism and Racial Conflict in 21st Century America - CW15 - OMAHA

New Book Unveils What Must Be Done to Heal the Strongholds of Racism and Racial Conflict in 21st Century America

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE Imani Scott

Author Imani Michelle Scott suggests a time-honored approach: begin with the truth, in Crimes against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process heal Racial Conflict in America?

ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The chronically deep psychic pains and traumatic social injuries associated with centuries of racism and racial conflict in America cannot be healed with repeated, temporary responses brought on by acute social occurrences, e.g., the wounding or killing of unarmed African Americans, protests against racial injustice, racially-charged acts and inflammatory rhetoric.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140819/137543)
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140819/137542)

www.crimesagainsthumanitybook.com 
http://youtu.be/GU5G5s49Avo

This soon-to-be released book offers an unprecedented examination into enduring racial disparities and tension in the United States of America, and proposes the implementation of a novel approach to healing the nation: a non-conventional, co-created Truth, Reconciliation, and Peace Process (TRPP).

This is essential reading for anyone who seeks to:

  • Understand the sources of perpetual racial conflict, disparity, and hatred in the United States,
  • Recognize the social injuries of exposure to centuries of racism,
  • Move America towards the greater fulfillment of social justice and healthy interracial relationships, and
  • Improve America's international standing as a peace-building nation truly committed to human rights within its own borders.

Through in-depth explorations of historical and contemporary circumstances that suggest a national "addiction" to racism, the book:

  • Outlines the intra- and inter-group consequences of living in a perennially racist society,
  • Argues that all Americans have a responsibility in working towards the long-needed healing process between blacks and whites in the country, and
  • Challenges the U.S. Congress to act on its 2008 and 2009 apologies to African Americans by implementing and committing to a series of nation-wide initiatives as part of a Truth, Reconciliation and Peace Process (TRPP).

The contributors to this work present varied perspectives and discussions on American history, politics, philosophy, and 21st-century psycho-social conditions as they relate to historical and contemporary oppression, social injustice, and racism.  The text allows readers to grasp the serious challenges at hand, and directs them towards recognizing the potential for conflict transformation and reconciliation to begin resolving America's race-related social dysfunction.

Crimes against Humanity in the Land of the Free:
Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process heal Racial Conflict in America?
ISBN 978-1-4408-3043-3
Upcoming release: August 2014
Publisher: Praeger/ABC-CLIO
Author/Editor: Imani Michelle Scott

Contact: Imani Michelle Scott, PhD
Email 
(404) 241-1408
www.crimesagainsthumanitybook.com 
http://youtu.be/GU5G5s49Avo 

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXVO. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.