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The Resource Some of my best friends are black : the strange story of integration in America, Tanner Colby

Some of my best friends are black : the strange story of integration in America, Tanner Colby

Label
Some of my best friends are black : the strange story of integration in America
Title
Some of my best friends are black
Title remainder
the strange story of integration in America
Statement of responsibility
Tanner Colby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work chronicles America's troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories: the transformation of a once-racist Birmingham school system; a Kansas City neighborhood's fight against housing discrimination; the curious racial divide of the Madison Avenue ad world; and a Louisiana Catholic parish's forty-year effort to build an integrated church. An exploration of race relations, this book offers a portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, the author explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches, the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people, black and white, he reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us how far we have come in our journey to leave mistrust and anger behind, and how far all of us have left to go
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Colby, Tanner
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
C537 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Whites
  • Whites
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Colby, Tanner
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Some of my best friends are black : the strange story of integration in America, Tanner Colby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in the United States by Viking Penguin
Contents
Letter from a Birmingham suburb. Bus kid ; A place apart ; Oreo ; What can brown do for you? ; Go rebels? -- Planning for Permanence. There goes the Neighborhood ; "Have you seen the country club district?" ; 49/63 or fight ; Turf ; Desirable associations. -- Why do Black people drink Hawaiian Punch? The old boys' network ; Mad black men ; A whole new bag ; The inescapable network ; What's black about it? -- Canaan. The race that prays together ; The strange career of Jesus Christ ; The miracle of the Grand Coteau ; Into the wilderness ; Milk and honey
Control code
820123630
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 294 p.
Isbn
9780143123637
Note
UMKC: Snyder copy signed and inscribed by author.
System control number
(OCoLC)820123630
Label
Some of my best friends are black : the strange story of integration in America, Tanner Colby
Publication
Note
First published in the United States by Viking Penguin
Contents
Letter from a Birmingham suburb. Bus kid ; A place apart ; Oreo ; What can brown do for you? ; Go rebels? -- Planning for Permanence. There goes the Neighborhood ; "Have you seen the country club district?" ; 49/63 or fight ; Turf ; Desirable associations. -- Why do Black people drink Hawaiian Punch? The old boys' network ; Mad black men ; A whole new bag ; The inescapable network ; What's black about it? -- Canaan. The race that prays together ; The strange career of Jesus Christ ; The miracle of the Grand Coteau ; Into the wilderness ; Milk and honey
Control code
820123630
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 294 p.
Isbn
9780143123637
Note
UMKC: Snyder copy signed and inscribed by author.
System control number
(OCoLC)820123630

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