A review of two books about experiences in Richmond, California.
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New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-0190624712
This is an absolutely important—and brilliant—recent book by someone who knows what she’s talking about. It is clear, thoughtful and, yes, inspiring. It is a book that I believe should be read by every social change activist in (at least) North America. It is written by a woman who has extensive experience in the labor movement, but who also has experience as a radical student organizer as well as a community-based activist and educator. It is also, though, limited when it shouldn’t be.
Argues the need for collectivity to overcome the individualism in which most people are consumed
Argues that the South is central to any national struggle for social justice, and that we on the left (however defined) must fight for control of it.