This blisteringly candid discussion of the American dilemma in the age of Trump brings together the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the former attorney general of the United States, a bestselling author and death penalty lawyer, and a star professor for an honest conversation the country desperately needs to hear. Drawing on their collective decades of work on civil rights issues as well as personal histories of rising from poverty and oppression, these leading lights of the legal profession and the fight for racial justice talk about the importance of reclaiming the racial narrative and keeping our eyes on the horizon as we work for justice in an unjust time.Covering topics as varied as "the commonality of pain," "when lawyers are heroes," and the concept of an "equality dividend" that is due to people of color for helping America brand itself internationally as a country of diversity and acceptance, Ifill, Lynch, Stevenson, and Thompson also explore topics such as "when did 'public' become a dirty word" (hint, it has something to do with serving people of color), "you know what Jeff Sessions is going to say," and "what it means to be a civil rights lawyer in the age of Trump."Building on Stevenson's hugely successful Just Mercy, Lynch's national platform at the Justice Department, Ifill's role as one of the leading defenders of civil rights in the country, and the occasion of Thompson's launch of a new center of on race, inequality and the law at the NYU School of Law, A Perilous Path will speak loudly and clearly to everyone concerned about America's perpetual fault line....
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A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law Reviews
(3.5 rating) This is a very small book in length and size but through its 3 interviewees has a hearty message of reclaiming the framing of the story of race, racism, the great word: public and how our nation must own its past to move on to a healthy future of equity, shalom, harmony. Bryan Stevenson is stellar as always. If it had been longer, I would have given it a 4, but by its nature (an interview), its format, depth & style can not reach that of a typical book.
A short, thought provoking discussion placed into book form. Given the politics of the day in the United States, it is a much needed discussion. Although the book discusses the forward steps taken, there is always the specter of what the results of the 2016 election will lead to for the future of the county. However, overall I found the book to be inspiring. Smart, accomplished men and women discussing how we move forward to make a difference in the lives of everyone facing i ...more
A Perilous Path is an informative discussion on race and its effect on the law that should be read by everyone. In the current political climate, this book is more relevant than ever. As readers, we are lucky enough to have access to this discussion as the Trump presidency continues to move forward. Regardless of the federal government, the citizens of the United States must fight for the rights of all citizens and be cognizant of our past as well as aware of our future. This book is a must read ...more
This book is a political narrative about inequality, injustice and the duty of the American Public to change that.
I rated this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5 stars for the following reasons:
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This book starts off extremely politically-minded about race and Trump's reaction to it. It mentions hyper-segregation which makes sense in current times. It talks about police using a narrative of fear and misdirection, to justify brutality. The book makes a great point about going backward in time ...more
A NYU professor hosts a panel discussion with a blockbuster lineup, Sherilynn Ifill, Loretta Lynch, and Bryan Stevenson. Any of these people could fill volumes on the subject, so this small book just wets the palate. It is a transcript of the discussion and very insightful because they feed off each others thoughts.
*I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest opinion*
Wow! This was a really powerful book. It opened my eyes to issues I was not aware about, and furthered my knowledge about the issues I did know about. It was interesting to hear about these issues from people who are so involved in them. Reading this also gave me a sense of hope for our country, even though things don't look the best right now. Highly recommend it!!