The Reckoning

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-31
  • Publisher: Plume

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In The Reckoning, Randall Robinson examines the crime and poverty that grips much of urban America and urges black Americans to speak out and reach back to ensure their social and economic success in this country. With insight, compassion, and unflinching honesty, Robinson explores the twin blights of crime and poverty—the former often a symptom of the latter—and asks questions that are critical to the rebuilding of black communities: How do we create awareness of the heroic efforts already being made and how can we bring our troubled youth to safety?  A product of Robinson’s work with gang members, ex-convicts, and others who have been scarred by the harshness of life in our inner cities, The Reckoning is certain to be as important and controversial as his earlier books.

Author Biography

Randall Robinson is the founder and president of TransAfrica. Frequently featured in major print media, he has appeared on The Charlie Rose Show, Today, Good Morning America, 20/20, 60 Minutes, The Tom Joyner Show, and BET, among others

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Luncheonp. 5
My Thoughts As Peewee Waits to Speakp. 39
Peewee's Speechp. 51
Deja Vup. 57
Playing the Hand You Are Dealtp. 65
Peewee's Revengep. 75
The Aspiring American Entrepreneurp. 83
Peewee's Fatherp. 101
Wadleigh Junior High Schoolp. 113
Peewee and the White Stockbrokerp. 117
Wealth, Privilege, Social Class, and Racep. 131
Washington, D.C., in the Year 2076p. 147
New York, 1964p. 189
False Exitsp. 199
Peewee Goes to Prisonp. 207
New Child Lynchp. 219
Walk-up Retailp. 241
Aubrey Lynchp. 253
Peewee and New Child: Saving Themselves and Saving Othersp. 263
Afterwordp. 269
My Pleap. 271
Indexp. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 291
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