Race and Ethnic Relations
Who We Be
The Colorization of America
Paperback ISBN: 1250074894
"Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope--another four-letter word--is still plunged into endless culture wars. How do Americans see race now? How has that changed--and not changed--over the half-century? After eras framed by words like 'multicultural' and 'post-racial,' do we see each other any more clearly? Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. In this follow-up to the award-winning classic Can't Stop Won't Stop : A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff Chang brings fresh energy, style, and sweep to the essential American story"--
Why Black Men Love White Women
Going Beyond Sexual Politics to the Heart of the Matter
Paperback ISBN: 1416595422
THE IRREVERENT, EYE-OPENING, AND HILARIOUS BOOK THAT DARES TO ASK... Why do so many high-profile black men date and marry the most ordinary white women? Why do so many other black men desire and covet the company of white women? And why does this subject deeply touch so many people of both races? Are these provocative questions matters of love, sex, revenge, power, or politics? All of the above, asserts Rajen Persaud in this illuminating, no-holds-barred book that will have you laughing with recognition while fundamentally changing the way you see just about everything -- from sex and marriage to your own gender and race in all its foibles, pretensions, and ultimate possibilities. Challenging every one of our preconceptions about mixed-race relationships, Rajen Persaud's commentary lights up a topic that has only deepened in intensity and relevance in the decades since Sidney Poitier asked the world "Guess who's coming to dinner?" The answers, so deeply ingrained in our fabric as a nation and even grounded in our past, force us to look at ourselves and our culture with new eyes while pondering matters of CELEBRITY: From Michael Jordan to Bryant Gumbel to Tiger Woods, high-profile affairs and marriages with no shortage of controversy. SEX: Are black men choosing white women -- or rejecting black women? RACE: How white male insecurity is the key to understanding racism. RELATIONSHIPS: Is it more than love that brings the races together? POLITICS: How fear is used to gain power, from sexual politics to global war. MEDIA: How movies and television keep black men running to white women. ...and much more. Get ready for Why Black Men Love White Women -- and finally understand the relationship phenomenon of our times.
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Hardcover ISBN: 140887055x
"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential." -- Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015 "One of the most important books of 2017." -- Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race." Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanized by this clear hunger for open discussion, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of color in Britain today.
Why Young Men
The Dangerous Allure of Violent Movements and What We Can Do About It
Hardcover ISBN: 1250199891
This memoir from a young community activist who has devoted his life to helping at-risk youths throughout the world draws parallels between ISIS recruits, gang members and Neo-Nazis and discusses how to break the cycle of terror and violence.
The Wilmington Ten
Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1469624834
"In February 1971, racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes between white vigilantes and black residents. The turmoil resulted in two deaths, six injuries, more than$500,000 in damage, and the firebombing of a white-owned store, before the National Guard restored uneasy peace. Despite glaring irregularities in the subsequent trial, ten young persons were convicted of arson and conspiracy and then sentenced to a total of 282 years in prison. They became known internationally as the Wilmington Ten. A powerful movement arose within North Carolina and beyond to demand their freedom, and after several witnesses admitted to perjury, a federal appeals court, also citing prosecutorial misconduct, overturned the convictions in 1980. Kenneth Janken narrates the dramatic story of the Ten, connecting their story to a larger arc of Black Power and the transformation of post-Civil Rights era political organizing"--
The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1607092573
Tochluk (education, Mount St. Mary's College and educator diversity training) wrote this book with the intent that it begin a dialogue on issues of racism and white privilege and contribute to a more equitable and just society. The author notes that while the book's issues are addressed to white people, people of color also may benefit from reading it to help resolve those issues from both perspectives. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)