Forging Community: From Segregation to Transcendence

  • Joy James


Racial, racist, and antiracist communities are social communities; they are spiritual communities as well, embodying both the political and the transcendent. “Community” shapes political rhetoric, concepts, and practices in late-twentieth-century U.S. society. Yet racial and class or economic segregation have become normative. During the current U.S. “economic boom,” which reflects the expansion of concentrated wealth and corporate financing of electoral politics, with the curtailment of social services and mass political rights, civic and grass-roots organizations have heightened their calls for term and campaign contribution limits.


Black Woman Affirmative Action Prison Population Small Business Administration Political Prisoner 


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