This national bestseller by the author of “Defending the Spirit” is a powerful and controversial piece. Randall Robinson argues for the restoration of the rich history that slavery and segregation severed.
From research and personal experience, he displays that only by reclaiming the lost history and proud heritage can blacks lay the foundation for their future. And white Americans can make reparations for slavery as well as the century of racial discrimination that followed, suggesting monetary restitution, educational programs, and the kinds of equal opportunities that will ensure the social and economic success of all its citizens.
In a book that is both an unflinching indictment of past wrongs and an impassioned call to our nation to educate all Americans about the history of Africa and its people, Robinson makes a explosive case for the debt white America owes blacks… and the debt blacks owe themselves.