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The Resource Black natural law, Vincent W. Lloyd

Black natural law, Vincent W. Lloyd

Label
Black natural law
Title
Black natural law
Statement of responsibility
Vincent W. Lloyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Black Natural Law offers a new way of understanding the African American political tradition. Iconoclastically attacking the left (including James Baldwin and Audre Lorde), right (including Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson), and center (Barack Obama), Lloyd charges that many Black leaders today embrace secular, white modes of political engagement, abandoning the deep connections between religious, philosophical, and political ideas that once animated Black politics. By telling the stories of Frederick Douglass, Anna Julia Cooper, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Lloyd shows how appeals to a higher law-- God's law--have long fueled Black political engagement. Such appeals do not seek to implement divine directives on earth; rather, they pose a challenge to the wisdom of the world, mobilizing communities for collective action. Black natural law is deeply democratic: while charismatic leaders may catalyze group reflection and mobilization, all people are capable of discerning the higher law using their human capacities for reason and emotion. At a time when continuing racial injustice poses a deep moral challenge, Lloyd argues, the most powerful intellectual resources in the struggle for justice have been abandoned. Black Natural Law recovers a rich tradition, and it examines just how this tradition was forgotten. A Black intellectual class emerged that was disconnected from social movement organizing and beholden to white interests. Appeals to higher law became politically impotent: either overly rational or overly sentimental. Recovering the Black natural law tradition provides a powerful resource for confronting police violence, mass incarceration, and all of today's stark racial inequities. Black Natural Law will change the way we understand natural law, a topic central to the Western ethical and political tradition. While it draws particularly on African American resources, the book speaks to all who seek a politics animated by justice"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lloyd, Vincent W.
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.6
LC item number
.L63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Political theology and race
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Black natural law, Vincent W. Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) 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
On Frederick Douglass -- On Anna Julia Cooper -- On W.E.B. Du Bois -- On Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Decline and detritus -- Conclusion : Against pessimism -- Afterword : Beyond secularism and multiculturalism
Control code
938990084
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 180 pages
Isbn
9780199362189
Lccn
2015044627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)938990084
Label
Black natural law, Vincent W. Lloyd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) 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
On Frederick Douglass -- On Anna Julia Cooper -- On W.E.B. Du Bois -- On Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Decline and detritus -- Conclusion : Against pessimism -- Afterword : Beyond secularism and multiculturalism
Control code
938990084
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 180 pages
Isbn
9780199362189
Lccn
2015044627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)938990084

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