Race

Race

How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession

Book - 2012
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A provocative look at contemporary race relations. First published in 1992 at the height of the furor over the Rodney King incident, Studs Terkel's Race was an immediate bestseller. In a rare and revealing look how at how people in America truly feel about race, Terkel brings out the full complexity of the thoughts and emotions of both blacks and whites, uncovering a fascinating narrative of changing opinions. Preachers and street punks, college students and Klansmen, interracial couples, the nephew of the founder of apartheid, and Emmett Till's mother are among those whose voices appear in Race. In all, nearly one hundred Americans talk openly about attitudes that few are willing to admit in public: feelings about affirmative action, gentrification, secret prejudices, and dashed hopes.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2012.
Edition: Pbk. ed., 20th anniversary ed..
ISBN: 9781595588104
1595588108
Branch Call Number: 305.800973 TE
Characteristics: xvi, 335 p. ; 21 cm.

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