Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americas

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Arcade Publishing, Feb 1, 2000 - Social Science - 208 pages
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Race Manners begins with recognizable scenarios that contain a racial component: on a crowded bus, a solitary black man seethes while boarding passengers take every seat except the one next to his; in a cafeteria, whites wonder why blacks congregate at the same table every day; in front of a store, a white woman clutches her purse when a black man passes nearby. Each scenario suggests that how we act toward and react to each other on a day-to-day basis stems from racial assumptions, misunderstandings, and biases. Some we acknowledge, others we are blind to.

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His heart's very much in the right place, and there's a lot of sense in what he says, but I can't really gauge to what extent he's *right* (like when he talks about healthy ways for Black people to ... Read full review


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Jacobs is Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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