Stakes Is High by Mychal Denzel Smith
Item # 9781568588735
The events of the past decade have forced us to reckon with who we are and who we want to be. We have been invested in a set of beliefs about our American identity: our exceptionalism, the inevitable rightness of our path, the promise that hard work and determination will carry us to freedom. But in Stakes Is High by Mychal Denzel Smith, he confronts the shortcomings of these stories and with the American Dream itself and calls on us to live up to the principles we profess but fail to realize.
In a series of incisive essays, Smith exposes the stark contradictions at the heart of American life, holding all of us, individually and as a nation, to account. We've gotten used to looking away, but the fissures and casual violence of institutional oppression are ever-present.
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Date published: September 15th 2020