Synopses & Reviews
Whether it's the merger of a white church with a black church in the South, the hip-hop dreams of a suburban white teenager, or the struggles of a biracial partnership in a high-tech start-up, race relations continue to permeate American lives. Powerful yet intimate, the stories in this volume present the real voices of America speaking out on the impact of race in their daily lives.
The result of a virtually unprecedented commitment of talent and resources, the New York Times landmark series "How Race Is Lived in America" captured the cultural landscape of the nation in provocative, eye-opening articles following people from all backgrounds and every corner of society.
The stories in the series are enhanced by additional commentary from the writers, photographers, and editors; results and analysis of an extensive Times poll on attitudes about race; and selected reader responses. Together they offer a highly personal yet panoramic view of real-world conflict and aspiration.
". . . has gotten to the rich and complicated heart of the most persistently difficult theme in our country's history."----Nicholas Lemann
Drawn from the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series, these are "powerful, troubling essays on the most urgent and significant of subjects"
About the Author
The New York Times
team is comprised of Ira Berkow, Dana Canedy, Timothy Egan, Amy Harmon, Steven A. Holmes, N. R. Kleinfield, Charlie LeDuff, Tamar Lewin, Mireya Navarro, Mirta Ojito, Kevin Sack, Janny Scott, Don Terry, Ginger Thompson, and Michael Winerip.
Joseph Lelyveld is executive editor of The New York Times.
Table of Contents
Introduction /Joseph Lelyveld --Shared prayers, mixed blessings /Kevin Sack --Best of friends, worlds apart /Mirto Ojito --Which man's army /Steven A. Holmes --Who gets to tell a Black story? /Janny Scott --Alimited partnership /Amy Harmon --At a slaughterhouse, some things never die /Charlie LeDuff --When to campaign with color /Timothy Egan --Reaping what was sown on the old plantation /Ginger Thompson --Growing up, growing apart /Tamar Lewin --Thehurt between the lines /Dana Canedy --Theminority quarterback /Ira Berkow --Guarding the borders of the hip-hop nation /N.R. Kleinfield --Why Harlem drug cops don't discuss race /Michael Winerip --Bricks, mortar and coalition building /Mireya Navarro --Getting under my skin /Don Terry --Removing the filter : unmediated conversations about race --Writing about race (and trying to talk about it) --Knowing your subject, knowing yourself : journals from the writers and photographers --Appendix: TheNew York Times poll on race : optimistic outlook but enduring racial division.