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

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Chicago Review Press, Apr 1, 2001 - Social Science - 360 pages
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The definitive guide for anyone who has contact with people of another race--in companies, schools, neighborhoods, or other social situations--this book asserts 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 many whites are uneasy about blacks and how blacks react to this, why numerous blacks suspect the worst from whites, why white explanations don't hold up, why myths about sex remain so prevalent, and what both races can do together to make their relations better.
 

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User Review  - mcelhra - LibraryThing

This book attempts to cross the color line and explain why there can be such a communication gap between black people and white people. I read this book as part of a integrated reading circle. We met ... Read full review

Contents

What We Dont Know
1
PART I WORLDS APART
17
PART II CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
161
PART III CROSSING THE DIVIDE
293
Inside Back Cover
349
Back Cover
350
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Jesse Jackson is a civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as "shadow senator" for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

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