Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession
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.
2006 Lifetime Achievement Award
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History | Nonfiction
Terkel , S. (1992). Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession. New York, NY: New Press.