Race

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Author
Publisher
Doubleday
Metadata
ISBN
038546889X
Collection
Regular item
Year
1992
Description

"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." [Amazon.com]