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The good Black : a true story of race in America

Author: Paul Barrett
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [1999]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In March 1996, attorney Lawrence D. Mungin sat calmly at the plain wooden plaintiff's table in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. But he wasn't trying this case for a client. Mungin was the client. He had sued his employer, the large corporate law firm of Katten Muchin & Zavis. His claim was race discrimination ..." "He was a poor kid who grew up believing that if you played by the rules and worked hard, you'd  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barrett, Paul (Paul M.).
Good Black.
New York : Dutton, [1999]
(OCoLC)607098365
Named Person: Lawrence D Mungin; Lawrence D Mungin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Barrett
ISBN: 0525943447 9780525943440
OCLC Number: 40587020
Notes: "January 1999"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 296 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "Don't Be Afraid; I'm One of the Good Blacks" --
"Eat What You Kill" --
"You Don't Want to Mess with This Guy" --
"Play By the Rules and the System Will Treat You Right" --
"You'll Get Screwed the Way I Got Screwed" --
"A Balls-Out Firm" --
"What Are You Doing with That Nigger Friend?" --
"A Cocky Guy in for a Fall" --
"Saving Mungin" --
"You Fell Between the Cracks" --
"As Long as You Get a Paycheck, You Do as You're Told" --
"They Promised You the World; They Gave You the Street Corner" --
"I Am a Whistle-Blower" --
There Will Be a Trial" --
"Racism: When It's There, You Can See It" --
"It's My Party; I'll Cry If I Want To" --
"Afraid We Would Lose Him" --
"Shucking and Jiving" --
"Teach the Firm a Lesson" --
"We Were Pushing for Him" --
"God Has a Plan for Everybody" --
"No Reasonable Juror..." --
Integration's Paradox
Responsibility: Paul M. Barrett.
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"In March 1996, attorney Lawrence D. Mungin sat calmly at the plain wooden plaintiff's table in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. But he wasn't trying this case for a client. Mungin was the client. He had sued his employer, the large corporate law firm of Katten Muchin & Zavis. His claim was race discrimination ..." "He was a poor kid who grew up believing that if you played by the rules and worked hard, you'd succeed. And for a while he did. Larry Mungin's pursuit of the American Dream took him from a Queens housing project to Harvard Law School and to the Washington, D.C., office of Katten Muchin, a blue-chip Chicago law firm, where he worked toward achieving a coveted partnership. Everything was in place; he'd spent his whole life preparing to make it in the white world, and now he was ready to reap the rewards. But instead of becoming a partner, Mungin became the plaintiff in a racial discrimination suit that would rock the legal world and turn his life into a struggle for survival. What went wrong? What turned the American Dream into an American nightmare?" "In this eloquent and suspenseful work of nonfiction, Paul M. Barrett, who once shared a dorm room with Mungin at Harvard, takes you into the minefields of corporate America and inside our legal system on one man's journey across racial lines."--Jacket.

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