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The Resource Reimagining equality : stories of gender, race, and finding home, Anita Hill

Reimagining equality : stories of gender, race, and finding home, Anita Hill

Label
Reimagining equality : stories of gender, race, and finding home
Title
Reimagining equality
Title remainder
stories of gender, race, and finding home
Statement of responsibility
Anita Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1991, Anita Hill's courageous testimony during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings sparked a national conversation on sexual harassment and women's equality in politics and the workplace. Today, she turns her attention to another potent and enduring symbol of economic success and equality-the home. Hill details how the current housing crisis, resulting in the devastation of so many families, so many communities, and even whole cities, imperils every American's ability to achieve the American Dream. Hill takes us on a journey that begins with her own family story and ends with the subprime mortgage meltdown. Along the way, she invites us into homes across America, rural and urban, and introduces us to some extraordinary African American women. As slavery ended, Mollie Elliott, Hill's ancestor, found herself with an infant son and no husband. Yet, she bravely set course to define for generations to come what it meant to be a free person of color. On the eve of the civil rights and women's rights movements, Lorraine Hansberry's childhood experience of her family's fight against racial restrictions in a Chicago neighborhood ended tragically for the Hansberry family. Yet, that episode shaped Lorraine's hopeful account of early suburban integration in her iconic American drama A Raisin in the Sun. Two decades later, Marla, a divorced mother, endeavors to keep her children safe from a growing gang presence in 1980s Los Angeles. Her story sheds light on the fears and anxiety countless parents faced during an era of growing neighborhood isolation, and that continue today. In the midst of the 2008 recession, hairdresser Anjanette Booker's dogged determination to keep her Baltimore home and her salon reflects a commitment to her own independence and to her community's economic and social viability. Finally, Hill shares her own journey to a place and a state of being at home that brought her from her roots in rural Oklahoma to suburban Boston, Massachusetts, and connects her own search for home with that of women and men set adrift during the foreclosure crisis. The ability to secure a place that provides access to every opportunity our country has to offer is central to the American Dream. To achieve that ideal, Hill argues, we and our leaders must engage in a new conversation about what it takes to be at home in America. Pointing out that the inclusive democracy our Constitution promises is bigger than the current debate about legal rights, she presents concrete proposals that encourage us to reimagine equality. Hill offers a twenty-first-century vision of America-not a vision of migration, but one of roots; not one simply of tolerance, but one of belonging; not just of rights, but also of community-a community of equals"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Anita
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.H655 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Home ownership
  • Equality
  • Nationalism
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Equality
  • Home ownership
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Equality
  • Nationalism
Label
Reimagining equality : stories of gender, race, and finding home, Anita Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home : survival and the land -- Belonging to the new land -- Gender and race at home in America -- Lorraine's vision : a better place to live -- Blame it on the sun -- Lessons from a survivor : Anjanette's story -- Home in crisis : Americans on the outside of the dream -- Home at last : toward an inclusive democracy
Control code
1313199
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780807014370
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011020232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1313199
  • (OCoLC)699763803
Label
Reimagining equality : stories of gender, race, and finding home, Anita Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home : survival and the land -- Belonging to the new land -- Gender and race at home in America -- Lorraine's vision : a better place to live -- Blame it on the sun -- Lessons from a survivor : Anjanette's story -- Home in crisis : Americans on the outside of the dream -- Home at last : toward an inclusive democracy
Control code
1313199
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780807014370
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011020232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1313199
  • (OCoLC)699763803

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