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The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists.

In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and the persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and black unemployment. In this context she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation.

©2016 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (P)2016 Tantor

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" From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation is a must read for everyone who is serious about the ongoing praxis of freedom." (Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement)

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Critical history for white allies to know

A critical history of black people in the United States told through a structural, institutional and individual lens. A must read for white people striving to be allies in the fight for equity and justice.

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The final few chapters have errors and replays earlier material. The arguments in the book are explosive and well-supported. Highly recommend.

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This book is a must read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I loved every syllable of the book. When you here somebody speak the true with facts it allows you feel good inside.

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mandatory reading

if you think you are a progressive, you aren't until you have read this book!

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amaziing

a must read for everything.Taylor is the scholar of our time no doubt about that.

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great book 4 an in depth look @ structural racism

powerful! relevant!

great book 4 an in depth look @ structural racism. please read and share.

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  • 07-21-17

Raising the collective MIND!!

The author does a superb job at interweaving past, current and future elements underpinning the racially divided struggle. We, who have been pushed to a lesser subclass by the egregious elite, MUST constantly remind ourselves that their class' ONLY power derives from our divisiveness.

Read until your eyes bleed. Educate yourself until your minds bursts. Involve yourselves in the struggle until you realize that your pain is far from your own!

Saddening and enraging, but an absolutely NECESSARY and brilliant piece of work!!!!

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  • 02-21-17

a must read

excellent source of information and a powerful tool for understanding our societies current situation in America

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Excellent Read!

Read this book all ye people of America. The struggle isn't just a black thing, it's a class thing.