skip to content
Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America

Author: Tanner Colby
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Colby, Tanner.
Some of my best friends are Black
(DLC) 2011043901
(OCoLC)759911206
Named Person: Tanner Colby
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tanner Colby
ISBN: 9781101583692 110158369X
OCLC Number: 859777731
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 294 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Tanner Colby.
More information:

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/859777731> # Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "859777731" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{F8DCFADA-E9CB-49AB-8EBF-4F9C52A230BF}Img100.jpg'" ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/958235> ; # History
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001973> ; # African Americans--Race identity
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1106523556#Person/colby_tanner> ; # Tanner Colby
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1106523556#Place/united_states> ; # United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1106523556#Topic/whites_united_states_social_conditions> ; # Whites--United States--Social conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1106523556#Topic/history_united_states_general> ; # HISTORY--United States--General
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113472> ; # Whites--Race identity--United States
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008110339> ; # Racism--United States
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001986> ; # African Americans--Social conditions--1975-
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/305.896073/e23/> ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1106523556#Person/colby_tanner> ; # Tanner Colby
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1106523556> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/759911206> ;
    schema:name "Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America"@en ;
    schema:productID "859777731" ;
    schema:url <http://rbdigital.oneclickdigital.com> ;
    schema:url <http://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/1523-1/F8D/CFA/DA/SomeofMyBestFriendsAreBlack9781101583692.epub> ;
    schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=F8DCFADA-E9CB-49AB-8EBF-4F9C52A230BF&.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
    schema:url <http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F8DCFADA-E9CB-49AB-8EBF-4F9C52A230BF> ;
    schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=F8DCFADA-E9CB-49AB-8EBF-4F9C52A230BF> ;
    schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/1523-1/{F8DCFADA-E9CB-49AB-8EBF-4F9C52A230BF}Img100.jpg" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781101583692> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/859777731> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1106523556#Person/colby_tanner> # Tanner Colby
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Colby" ;
    schema:givenName "Tanner" ;
    schema:name "Tanner Colby" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1106523556#Topic/history_united_states_general> # HISTORY--United States--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY--United States--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1106523556#Topic/whites_united_states_social_conditions> # Whites--United States--Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2001006027> ;
    schema:name "Whites--United States--Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008110339> # Racism--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Racism--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113472> # Whites--Race identity--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Whites--Race identity--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001973> # African Americans--Race identity
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African Americans--Race identity"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85001986> # African Americans--Social conditions--1975-
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "African Americans--Social conditions--1975-"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/958235> # History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781101583692>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "110158369X" ;
    schema:isbn "9781101583692" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/759911206>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Some of my best friends are Black" ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/859777731> ; # Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/859777731>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/859777731> ; # Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America
    schema:dateModified "2017-06-12" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.