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From rage to responsibility : Black conservative Jesse Lee Peterson and America today
Peterson, Jesse Lee, 1949-
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First edition.
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St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House, [2000]

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xii, 132 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
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E185.615 .P437 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"This is a no-holds-barred analysis of contemporary liberalism and the havoc it is wrecking in American culture. From race, to abortion, to feminism, to immigration, to education, the ideas and public policies produced by the Left are collectivist and demagogic, hindering self-government and damaging lives," say Jesse Lee Peterson and Brad Stetson.

Through the prism of Peterson's fascinating life experience and his history of grassroots community work on the streets of riot-torn south-central Los Angeles, Peterson and Stetson examine the violations of common sense and sound thinking that the current civil rights establishment constantly perpetrates against the American public. Peterson and Stetson point the way out of the statist mentality overtaking our public life, advocating a new culture of self-responsibility and moral renewal able to resuscitate the sagging spirits of an American public accustomed to looking everywhere but within for the solutions to their personal and political problems.

Endorsed by bestselling authors Shelby Stele and Dinesh D'Souza, this insightful work-with a foreword from bestselling ethicist Dennis Prager and "A Declaration of Racial Commonsense" signed by some of the leading social critics in the nation-is certain to provoke intense debate and discussion.

Author Notes

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is a motivational speaker, author, and Founder/President of B.O.N.D. Peterson hosts a live call-in radio talk show in Los Angeles, and the "Jesse Peterson Show" in South Central Los Angeles.
Brad Stetson is Director of The David Institute

Table of Contents

Dennis Prager
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
1 My Storyp. 1
2 The Problem with Racep. 16
3 The Problem with Men and Womenp. 38
4 The Problem with Abortionp. 52
5 The Problem with Immigrationp. 79
6 The Problem with Educationp. 89
7 What Americans Should Do Nowp. 98
Appendix I A Declaration of Racial Commonsensep. 108
Appendix II American Organizations and Publications
Supportive of Black Conservatismp. 111
Notesp. 113
Recommended Readingp. 125
Indexp. 130