Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession

Title

Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession

Authors

Studs Terkel

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Document Type

Book

Description

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.

Publication Date

1992

Publisher

New Press

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2006 Lifetime Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History | Nonfiction

Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession

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