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Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Raymond Obstfeld
Publisher: New York, NY : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Raymond Obstfeld
ISBN: 9781618931719 1618931717
OCLC Number: 956460983
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Bridging troubled waters --
American politics: The broom of the system --
Racism: Make me wanna holler --
Religion: Worship at your own risk --
Gender: The view from the front yard --
Class struggle: Another day in paradise --
Sports: Are you not entertained? --
News media: I read the news today, oh boy --
Seniors: The aging of Aquarius --
Dear Generation Z: Unsolicited advice for America's youth.
Responsibility: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld.
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Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media.

Basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores how the America of today is a fractured society, sharply divided along the lines of race, gender, religion, political party and economic class. In his celebrated second career as a writer and social critic, Abdul-Jabbar examines these issues with insight and passion as he draws from his own experiences as a superstar athlete, an inquisitive scholar, a celebrity, a father, an African American and a Muslim. In his columns for Time, the Washington Post and other national publications, he has garnered wide attention for opinions that are unconventional yet disarmingly rational in a time of political absurdity. In this new collection of essays, he probes the roots of bias and unfairness that remain a stubborn part of America, even 240 years after its founding document declared that all Americans are created equal. He makes a compelling case for how America can create equal opportunity for all its citizens, not just the few and the favored.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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