Created equal : the painful past, confusing present, and hopeful future of race in America / Ben Carson, M.D., with Candy Carson ; foreword by Dr. Alveda King.
- ISBN: 9781546002642
- ISBN: 1546002642
- Physical Description: xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2022.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -256).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
No one is born a racist -- How we look at race -- History of slavery and racism in America -- Guilt and victimhood surrounding race -- Critical race theory and the 1619 Project -- The George Floyd turning point -- Media and big tech -- Does systemic racism exist in America? -- Judeo Christian values and racism -- Is it racism or classism? -- Education the great equalizer -- The path forward.
"External physical characteristics that are genetically encoded are things over which no individual has control. But rather than appreciating the gift of diversity, some have chosen to use it to drive wedges between groups of people. Some of these external characteristics are associated with the past moral failing of slavery. Though slavery in America formally ended in the 1860s, the vestiges of that evil institution are still with us today, and those vestiges often inflict guilt on some and facilitate feelings of victimhood in others. In Created Equal, Dr. Carson uses his own personal experiences as a member of a racial minority, along with the writings and experiences of others from multiple backgrounds and demographics, to analyze the current state ofrace relations in America. Instead of using race as an excuse to remake America into something completely antithetical to the Constitution, Dr. Carson suggests ways to enhance and bring great success to our nation and all multiethnic societies by magnifying America's incredible strengths instead of her historical weaknesses"-- Provided by publisher.
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|Subject:||Racism > United States > History.
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