Race Rules; Navigating the Color Lineby Michael Dyson
As a former welfare father who is also an ordained Baptist minister and a Princeton Ph.D., Michael Eric Dyson is one of those rare intellectuals who act not only as interpreters between black and white America but as bridges between the academy and the street/i>
"You couldn't ask for a fairer-minded, better-informed, or more enjoyable guide."
As a former welfare father who is also an ordained Baptist minister and a Princeton Ph.D., Michael Eric Dyson is one of those rare intellectuals who act not only as interpreters between black and white America but as bridges between the academy and the street. In this brave, bracing, and vastly readable book, he identifies the hidden rules that govern interactions between the races and within black communities, poisoning our language, our politics, and our thinking.
From the O. J. Simpson trial to the generational politics of gangsta rap, and from Colin Powell to Louis Farrakhan, Dyson takes on the most contentious issues of the 1990s. Again and again he shows us that, in a society that prides itself on being color-blind, race is more importantand more perniciousthan ever. Filled with eloquence and erudition, wit and moral common sense, Race Rules is an invaluable guide to the America we really live in as well as a redemptive vision of the one we want for our children.
"Dyson's insightful analysis comes to life on topics ranging from hip-hop culture to black leadership. "
Atlanta Journal & Constitution
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This particular book is written by one of America's Brightest Stars. As a class mate of Dr. Dyson it is clear that his convictions about race relations continue to develop into powerful thoughts of intellectualism that is needed in this country. It is very clear that this book is a good starting point to evaluate the power of Louis Farakhans leadership among the African-American Elite. I find it unfair that Dr. Dyson is not given enough time to develop his thoughts more clearly and allow his readers to gain more of a persective of why Minister Farakhans views are truly conservative in light of past African American Nationalist. I believe if Dr. Dyson re edits this book, we will gain an even clear persprctive of this young mans brilliance and gain a greater understanding of this subject matter.