Afraid of the Dark: What Whites and Blacks Need to Know about Each Other / Edition 1

Afraid of the Dark: What Whites and Blacks Need to Know about Each Other / Edition 1

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by Jim Myers
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556523882

ISBN-13: 2901556523884

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

Finally, here is the definitive answer for anyone who has contact with people of another race-in companies, schools, neighborhoods, or other social situations-a book that finally reveals that race is not the unfathomable mystery it is usually made out to be. In a revealing, accessible, and stimulating discussion based on little-known facts and innovative research,…  See more details below

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Finally, here is the definitive answer for anyone who has contact with people of another race-in companies, schools, neighborhoods, or other social situations-a book that finally reveals that race is not the unfathomable mystery it is usually made out to be. In a revealing, accessible, and stimulating discussion based on little-known facts and innovative research, this book explains why whites are uneasy about blacks and how blacks react to this, why blacks suspect the worst from whites and why white explanations don't work, why myths about sex remain so prevalent, and what they can do together to make their relations better.

Author Biography: Jim Myers was the chief writer of the USA Today series "Race and Sports." A white man married to a black woman, he lives in Washington, D.C.

"This book unravels the mystery that has kept the races separated. It forces us to see the results of the ways we still think about race." (Jesse Jackson)

"An hour with this book will do more to advance racial understanding than all the Presidential task forces or congressional apologies for slavery." (Karen De Witt, senior editor, Nightline)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901556523884
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Introduction: What We Don't Know: And Why Me?1
Part IWorlds Apart
1What's the Problem?: If We Could Just Be Friends19
2Trouble with Numbers: Why Can't We Count Straight?35
3The Color Line: The Partitioning of Our Minds53
4A Divided Landscape: Where We All Want to Be71
5Tuning Each Other Out: Segregation in the Information Age89
6In the Mirror: Do We Like What We See?105
7The Story Line: Good Guys and Bad Guys125
8Dogs and Monkeys: Tracking Our Worst Thoughts143
Part IIClose Encounters
9Discussing Race: Some Silence Isn't All That Golden163
10Slavery: Our Past Is Never That Far Away179
11Wild Ideas: Can You Believe This Stuff?199
12White Culture: The Ways of White Folks217
13Black Culture: The Ways of Black Folks237
14Women and Men: Does Size Make a Difference?253
15Heroes and Villains: What's Sports Got to Do with It?273
Part IIICrossing the Divide
16Getting It Right: Give a Little, Get a Little295
17The Golden Rule: What About the Self-Evident?315
18What to Keep/What to Toss Away: Giving Good and Bad Ideas Their Due331

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Afraid of the Dark: What Whites and Blacks Need to Know about Each Other 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I really liked this book. It is very simple and concise with it's ideas. I did it for a High School reading assignment in my English class.