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Some of My Friends Are...: The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships

Some of My Friends Are...: The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships

by Deborah Plummer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807023891
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 477,083
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Deborah L. Plummer, PhD, is a practicing psychologist, university professor, chief diversity officer, and speaker on topics central to racial equality, inclusion, and mutual respect. She currently serves as vice chancellor and chief diversity officer at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, and she has written for Diversity Executive and the Boston Globe Magazine. Her previous books include Handbook of Diversity Management and Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations Through Friendships.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Can We Be Friends?

CHAPTER 1
Living “Separate as Fingers”

CHAPTER 2
Living “One as the Hand”

CHAPTER 3
Two-Button Choice: Acquaintance or Lover

CHAPTER 4
Same Treatment Does Not Mean Equal Treatment

CHAPTER 5
What’s in a Race?

CHAPTER 6
Gentle (and Not So Gentle) Bumping

CHAPTER 7
A New Generation . . . A New Form of Racism

CHAPTER 8
Difficult Laughs Made Easier

CHAPTER 9
What We Do with Our Leisure Time

CHAPTER 10
The Heavenly Vision of Racial Unity

CHAPTER 11
Friends in the Big Tent

CHAPTER 12
Some of My Friends Are . . .

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index