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Black lives, white lives : three decades of race relations in America.

Author: Bob Blauner
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Univ. of California Press, 1990.
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Includes interviews that capture 'live' the intense racial tension of 1968 as people talk with unusual candor about their deepest fears and prejudices. This book reveals the paradoxical realities  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Blauner
ISBN: 0520069501 9780520069503 0520062612 9780520062610
OCLC Number: 611785728
Description: XII, 347 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction PART ONE 1968 SURVIVING THE SIXTIES Integration or Black Power? The Great Debate 1. The Politics of Manhood and the Southern Black Experience Florence Grier "My father was from Alabama" Len Davis "Promised Land is just like the old plantation" Howard Spence "I wouldn't want to treat anybody like I've been treated in Mississippi" 2. Whites on the Front Lines of Racial Conflict Joe Rypins "Stokely Carmichael ain't no better than me" Gladys Hunt "You break your neck to do something, and they give you a hard time" Joan Keres "Sometimes you wish you were black" Virginia Lawrence "I was the wrong color in my black man's eyes" 3. Four Black Women and the Consciousness of the Sixties Florence Grier 'Tm tired of being scared" Millie Harding "This is no dream world, baby" Vera Brooke "Those that came from a different social experience I feared" Elena Albert "Something happened in my childhood I've never forgotten" 4. White Backlash: The Fear of a Black Majority and Other Nightmares Maude Wiley "They're afraid the colored people are gonna move in and take over" George Hendrickson "The Congo nigger" William Singer "We didn't have a great sense of racial awareness" Bill Harcliff "It's just a strong apartheid on the street" Diane Harcliff "The whole racial thing makes me burst with sadness" 5. Black Youth and the Ghetto Streets Richard Simmons "White boys, they're always innocent" Larry Dillard "I would like to kill a white man, just to put it on the books" Sarah Williams "The marching and demonstrations is stupid" Harold Sampson "Denying you the right to be a man" 6. The Paradox of Working-Class Racism Lawrence Adams "They've got the right to have every human dignity that I have" Jim Corey "If I can help a colored man without hurting myself, I haven't got anything to lose" Dick Cunningham "My oldest daughter married a black man" 7. Black WorkersN: ew Options and Old Problems Richard Holmes "The Negro don't want to work" Len Davis "The postal system has become a Negro-type job" Mark Anthony Holder "Being a man is being part of the world" Jim Pettit "These people had been treating me bad all my life, and I didn't know it" Frank Casey "They call me an instigator" Carleta Reeves "I'd come home bitching and yelling" Henry Smith "This was my means of retaliating" PART 'IWO 1978-1987 GROWINGQ I.DERI N THE SEVENTIESA ND EIGHTIES The Ambiguities of Racial Change 8. "Still in the Struggle": Black Activists Ten Years Later Howard Spence 'Tm going to protect this land" Millie Harding "Dealing with the human issues" Florence Grier "I haven't changed that much" 9. White Lives and the Limits of Integration George Hendrickson "The man is a damn fool who won't change his mind" Maude Wiley "That was such a strong time of change" Virginia Lawrence "The world changed exactly the way I was going" William Singer "We've turned life itself into a quota business" Bill Harcliff "What I really do is live in a white neighborhood" 10. Black Youth: The Worsening Crisis Richard Simmons "The American black man is a dying species" Larry Dillard "Without [the Black Panthers], my generation would be a different generation" Sarah Williams "I had him and everything iust changed" Jim Pettit "Two counts against me: I'm black and I'm gay" 11. Blue-Collar Men in a Tight Economy Jim Corey "He's iust a boy, Daddy" Dick Cunningham "Even Walnut Creek, it's integrating" Lawrence Adams "The federal government and AT&T screwed up" Joe Rypins "Smelling like a rose" Mark Anthony Holder "Peoples of forty, they're no longer thinking about a race thing" 12. Men, Women, and Opportunity Harold Sampson "I have not been able to achieve selfhood through the civil rights movement" Frank Casey "If they had gave me the green light" Carleta Reeves "To grow and develop with the times" Henry Smith "If I were a white guy . . . " 13. Keeping the Spirit of the Sixties Alive Vera Brooke "The caring factor" Joan Keres "The way that you view humanity and the earth, those are the main things" Len Davis "My whole damn culture's gone" Elena Albert "I as an individual will continue to resist" Conclusion Appendix: Methodology Notes Bibliographic Essay


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"Black Lives, White Lives is a sociological study with a vivid face and a warm heart. Blauner was clearly won over by men and women who shared their lives with him and his readers." * Los Angeles Read more...

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