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

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Ion on both sides but at no point do you get an opinion exactly the same as another individualI have a belief that you should have the same as another individualI have a belief that you should have theory and 90% action and lately I ve been reading a lot of theory Books like these are a good antidote to too much theory in your life I love oral history because it s straight to the point and doesn t reuire any detective work by the reader to ind out what the author is talking about Something like the subject of Race being so linked to how people in the United States relate to each other you need some straight orward answers People too often dance around the issue of race and in order to build a social change movement that brings real improvement in all people s lives we can t suirt around race any than class or gender or sexuality or anything else Most often the real battle is the battle Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, for the hearts and minds of people and to understand what that is exactly Oral history is importantIn conclusion Studs Terkel is myavorite non iction writer of all time because his work involves the words of thousands of ordinary people Changed my life by opening my eyes to how racism works how pervasive and insidious it can be and also how it hurts people how it changes people and how it breaks down sometimesThis book also proves that racism is real which may sound weird if you grew up knowing it was real but if you grew up in a polite PC 90% white neighborhood like mine where no one was called names it draws back the veilThank you very much Studs Terkel I miss you Amazingly relevant 30 years late. L's mother are among those whose voices appear in Race In all nearly one hundred Americans talk openly about attitudes that ew are willing to admit in public eelings about affirmative action gentrification secret prejudices and dashed hopes. ,

N differences and all Studs Terkel s Race is another in a series of books that provides an excellent Oral History About Subjects That history about subjects that eel ree to talk about If you series of books that provides an excellent oral history about subjects that ew Special Agent feelree to talk about If you oral history then you ll love Studs Terkel Famous or his classic book Working he seeks out common unfamous Americans and simply asks them to talk about what they think about Race and race relations in this unfamous Americans and simply asks them to talk about what they think about Race and race relations in this Written in 1990 the book is a little dated but still holds largely true There are around 100 interviews in this book He interviews about an eual amount of Blacks and Whites with some other ethnicities mixed in and like in all of his books he interviews about the same number of old and young men and women and middle class and poor No mention of anyone s sexuality thoughSome highlighted stories are rom a white The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History former Ku Klux Klan member and a blackormer civil rights leader are interviewed some two decades later The Ku Klux Klan member has become a hard core anti racist radical who is President of his union which is than 80% Black The ormer civil rights leader has become a conservative republican though he still believes in limited Affirmative Action Many of the other stories are interesting because when you put the white point of view and the black point of view right next to each other there are clearly some huge gaps in understanding each other and usually the aults and ignorance seem to lie on the white point of view though some of the interviewed are trying to change their understandings or admit they ve changed There is a lot of A World on Fire frustrat. Y of the thoughts and emotions of both blacks and white uncovering aascinating narrative of changing opinions Preachers and street punks college students and Klansmen interracial couples the nephew of the ounder of apartheid and Emmett Til. .
Watching Friends has almost certainly made me a worse person in every way but I would probably never have picked up this book if I hadn t noticed Ross reading it at one point up this book if I hadn t noticed Ross reading it at one point I guess it was worth it I wish Studs Terkel were still alive so he could re interview the people eatured in this book Some thought racial issues were still alive so he could re interview the people eatured in this book Some thought racial issues were better at the time 1990 and some thought they were getting worse It would be interesting to see what they d say about the past ten years The thing I love about Studs Terkel s books is how it immediately calms you down and makes you look at your ellow it immediately calms you down and makes you look at your 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate fellow a little different I should amend that If you are the sort of person who demands that everybody looks at things the same as you has the same opinions as you and lives the same way you do then you may berustrated by his books Because what really comes out in his short interviews with ordinary people The Oxford New Greek Dictionary from all different backgrounds are the complexities of humanityIn his books are the voices of a welfare mother sitting next to you on the bus as well as a multi millionaire CEO What you learn is that everybody no matter their background has something interesting to say if you just stop talking and start listening They all have their own sets of opinions and different ways of looking at thingsIn the pastew years I ve read Race The Good War Hard Times and Will the Circle Be Unbroken With the possible exception of the last of those books which was missing something The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece for me reading Studs Terkel leaves meeeling much accepting of the world I live First published in 1992 at the height of the The New Job Security furore over the Rodney King incident Studs Terkel's Race was an immediate bestseller In a rare and revealing look at how people in America trulyeel about race Terkel brings out the The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) full complexit.