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It's the Little Things: Everyday Interactions That Anger, Annoy, and Divide the Races

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Publisher Comments:

"The kind of reading that will make some black folks chuckle and nod their heads in appreciation." -African Sun Times

Based on personal experiences as well as those of focus groups across the country, Lena Williams does for race what Deborah Tannen did for gender. Although we no longer live in a legally segregated society, the division between blacks and whites never seems to go away. We work together, go to school together, and live near each other, but beneath it all there is a level of misunderstanding that breeds mistrust and a level of miscommunication that generates anger. Frank, funny, and smart, It's the Little Things takes a candid approach to race relations. Finally, we have a book that traverses the color lines to help us understand, and eliminate, the alarmingly common interactions that anger, annoy, and divide the races.

A Selection of Black Expression Book Club

"Sassy and informative, It's the Little Things lets blacks and whites walk a mile in each others' shoes." -Christian Science Monitor

"A sounding board for blacks and whites concerned with bridging the racial divide."-Newsday

"Socially penetrating. . . . [It's the Little Things] should be put in every schoolchild's hand as soon as the youngster can understand it."-Boston Globe

Lena Williams is a twenty-five-year veteran of the New York Times. Currently covering sports, she is also the chairperson of the Newspaper Guild at the New York Times. The article, "It's the Little Things" won the New York Association of Black Journalists award as a feature piece. She lives in New York City.

Synopsis:

New York Times veteran Lena Williams candidly explores the everyday occurrences that strain racial relations, reaching a conclusion that "no one could disagree with" (The New York Times Book Review)

Although we no longer live in a legally segregated society, the division between blacks and whites never seems to go away. We work together, go to school together, and live near each other, but beneath it all there is a level of misunderstanding that breeds mistrust and a level of miscommunication that generates anger. Now in paperback, this is Lena Williams's honest look at the interactions between blacks and whites-the gestures, expressions, tones, and body language that keep us divided.

Frank, funny, and smart, It's the Little Things steps back from academia and takes a candid approach to race relations. Based on her own experiences as well as what she has learned from focus groups across the United States, Lena Williams does for race what Deborah Tannen did for gender. Finally, we have a book that traverses the color lines to help us understand, and eliminate, the alarmingly common interactions that get under the skin of both blacks and whites.

About the Author

Lena Williams, left, is a twenty-five-year veteran of the New York Times. Currently covering sports, she is the senior delegate of the Author's Guild at the New York Times. Her article "It's the Little Things" won the National Association of Black Journalists award for feature writing. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1. Little Things in Public Places

2. Little Things in the School

3. Little Things in the Home

4. Little Things in the Workplace

5. Little Things in Social Settings

6. Little Things in the Mass Media

7. The White Take

8. It's Not Just a Black/White Thing

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156013482
Foreword:
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne
Author:
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne
Author:
Williams, Lena
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Whites
Subject:
Social interaction
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
African Americans--Psychology
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 5, no. 3
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.79 lb

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New York Times veteran Lena Williams candidly explores the everyday occurrences that strain racial relations, reaching a conclusion that "no one could disagree with" (The New York Times Book Review)

Although we no longer live in a legally segregated society, the division between blacks and whites never seems to go away. We work together, go to school together, and live near each other, but beneath it all there is a level of misunderstanding that breeds mistrust and a level of miscommunication that generates anger. Now in paperback, this is Lena Williams's honest look at the interactions between blacks and whites-the gestures, expressions, tones, and body language that keep us divided.

Frank, funny, and smart, It's the Little Things steps back from academia and takes a candid approach to race relations. Based on her own experiences as well as what she has learned from focus groups across the United States, Lena Williams does for race what Deborah Tannen did for gender. Finally, we have a book that traverses the color lines to help us understand, and eliminate, the alarmingly common interactions that get under the skin of both blacks and whites.

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