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American Promise

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"American Promise" is a documentary film spanning 13 years from directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. The film captures the stories of Brewster and Stephenson's 5-year-old son Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun as these families navigate their way through the rigorous prep-school process. The film is set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-American boys at all socioeconomic levels across the country.

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Google previewThe Last Angry White Man (2001)

by Adrian Trehorse

The American promise is that you may exercise your talents to the best of your ability, not that you receive the same rewards as a more talented citizen. There may be physical work for which women are unsuited. The feminists are Utopians, ...

Google previewAmerican Political Culture: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Ted G. Jelen, Mark J. Rozell, Michael Shally-Jensen

Given this state of affairs, members of these groups often felt shut out of the American promise of equality. Affirmative action as it is understood today refers to any race-conscious policy designed to give special consideration—in hiring, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes (2001)

by Jill B. Gidmark

Dodge Morgan wanted to make the fastest nonstop, single-handed passage around the world and succeeded, recording the experience in The Voyage of American Promise (1989), while Robin Lee Graham set out at age sixteen to become ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

if the law-abiding rather than the lawbreakers must cease and desist, then the American promise is ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

Galilean Journey: The Mexican American Promise (1985), and The Future Is Mestizo (1988). Orlando Espin See also ...

Google previewPresidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] (2012)

The Complete Encyclopedia by Robert North Roberts, Scott John Hammond, Valerie A. Sulfaro

And as the poor remain, the American promise remains, a promise that indeed sustains the hope that a better life awaits for all, and that, as the political theorist John Rawls once conjectured, those who are the least advantaged will ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation (1998)

The American Experience by Jeffrey A. Raffel

Redeeming the American Promise, Report of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present (2009)

From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set by Paul Finkelman

these speakers warned fellow African Americans against moral decline, exhorted them to economic and political action, and denounced whites' failure to make the American promise of liberty all-inclusive. As Howard-Pitney states, Malcolm ...

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