"Reckoning with Race is a compelling account of both racial history and race today. Dattel’s persuasive detailing of race in the North - from the antebellum period to the present - should be required reading in the classroom and incorporated into public dialogue. Racial animosity in the white North, not just the South, created a national tragedy. Although the removal of barriers has made progress possible, Dattel rightly calls for blacks to engage in self-examination. He adds clarity to the distinction between black leaders of the 1960s and those of today.
Reckoning with Race’s emphasis on color-blind, universal values is absolutely necessary for success, as I describe in my own book A Mission from God. His focus on family, church, and community structures is the bedrock of a society. As a lifelong integrationist, I applaud Dattel’s concern about segregation in any form and the dire consequences of our increasingly separatist society."
The man who integrated the University of Mississippi (1962) and author of A Mission From God (2012)