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When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal… (2002)

by Bernestine Singley (Editor)

Other authors: Natalie Angier (Contributor), Derrick Bell (Epilogue), David Bradley (Contributor), Odessa Dorian Cole (Contributor), Robert Coles (Contributor)26 more, Lisa Dodson (Contributor), Lucy Gibson (Contributor), Hanna Griffiths (Contributor), Ira J. Hadnot (Contributor), Noel Ignatiev (Contributor), Robert Jensen (Contributor), Michael Patrick MacDonald (Contributor), Julianne Malveaux (Contributor), Colleen J. McElroy (Contributor), Joycelyn K. Moody (Contributor), Les Payne (Contributor), Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Contributor), Shawn E. Rhea (Contributor), Kalamu ya Salaam (Contributor), Kiini Ibura Salaam (Contributor), Jim Schutze (Contributor), John Seigenthaler, Sr. (Contributor), Bernestine Singley (Contributor), Kimberly Springer (Contributor), Susan Straight (Contributor), Beverly Daniel Tatum (Contributor), Touré (Contributor), Theresa M. Towner (Contributor), Patricia J. Williams (Contributor), Carlton Winfrey (Contributor), Tim Wise (Contributor)

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Robert Coles, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Natalie Angier, Patricia J Williams, David Bradley, Lisa Dodson, Leonard Pitts, and Jim Schutze are just a few of the best-selling or award-winning writers who, in this deeply moving book, step from behind the curtain of objectivity to turn the race spotlight on themselves. This riveting collection of personal stories, all commissioned specifically for this book, reveals the racial hopes, fears, fury, and triumphs of black and white writers of all stripes. These are stories by writers who refuse to tiptoe around the issue, who don't wax nostalgic, preach sermons, or act as expert witnesses; in this book they are willing, for the first time, to bare their souls and tell the truth. Alternately invigorating, shocking, and inspiring, this is the first book to reveal what it really means to be black -- and to be white -- in the 21st century.… (more)
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Singley, BernestineEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angier, NatalieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, DerrickEpiloguesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bradley, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cole, Odessa DorianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coles, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dodson, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibson, LucyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffiths, HannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hadnot, Ira J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ignatiev, NoelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jensen, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacDonald, Michael PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malveaux, JulianneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McElroy, Colleen J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moody, Joycelyn K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Payne, LesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pitts, Leonard, Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rhea, Shawn E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salaam, Kalamu yaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salaam, Kiini IburaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schutze, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Seigenthaler, John, Sr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Singley, BernestineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Springer, KimberlyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Straight, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tatum, Beverly DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
TouréContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Towner, Theresa M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, Patricia J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Winfrey, CarltonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Robert Coles, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Natalie Angier, Patricia J Williams, David Bradley, Lisa Dodson, Leonard Pitts, and Jim Schutze are just a few of the best-selling or award-winning writers who, in this deeply moving book, step from behind the curtain of objectivity to turn the race spotlight on themselves. This riveting collection of personal stories, all commissioned specifically for this book, reveals the racial hopes, fears, fury, and triumphs of black and white writers of all stripes. These are stories by writers who refuse to tiptoe around the issue, who don't wax nostalgic, preach sermons, or act as expert witnesses; in this book they are willing, for the first time, to bare their souls and tell the truth. Alternately invigorating, shocking, and inspiring, this is the first book to reveal what it really means to be black -- and to be white -- in the 21st century.

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