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Blacks and whites meeting in America : eighteen essays on race /
edited by Terry White.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2003.
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xi, 239 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
078641541X (softcover : alk. paper)
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2003.
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078641541X (softcover : alk. paper)
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4782047
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This is a collection of papers on issues raised by David K. Shipler in his book 'A Country of Strangers'. They explore such topics as blacks and whites in the performing arts; racial profiling; race, work and wholeness; and racism in American baseball.
Main Description
On September 14, 2001, Kent State University's Ashtabula campus sponsored the David K. Shipler Colloquium on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1998 book A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America. This is a collection of 18 of the papers. The essays explore such topics as blacks and whites in the performing arts; racial profiling; racism in American baseball; race, work and wholeness; musical style as a symbol of black cultural identity; the early Newberry Library in Chicago; the use of the body by artists to reveal the mind; Southern white ministers at mid-century; building a diverse and respectful campus community; organizational changes creating a new climate for racial equality; the missing voice of the Spanish-speaking in the black-white dialogue; the concept of equality of educational opportunity for African Americans; and praises, criticism and comments for A Country of Strangers.
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"In white memory, which has been the dominant memory, blacks are usually absent. They just do not figure in the American story, except as slaves, as reminders of guilt. And nobody likes to be reminded of guilt"--David K. Shipler, A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America.On September 14, 2001, Kent State University's Ashtabula Campus sponsored its colloquium on race based on David K. Shipler's A Country of Strangers by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Arab and Jew. This collection of 18 papers explores such topics as blacks and whites in the performing arts; racial profiling; racism in American baseball; race, work and wholeness; musical style as a symbol of black cultural identity; the early Newberry Library in Chicago; the use of the body by artists to reveal the mind; Southern white ministers at mid-century; building a diverse and respectful campus community; organizational changes creating a new climate for racial equality; the missing voice of the Spanish-speaking in the black-white dialogue; the concept of equality of educational opportunity for African Americans; and praises, criticism and comments for A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America.
Main Description
In white memory, which has been the dominant memory, blacks are usually absent. They just do not figure in the American story, except as slaves, as reminders of guilt. And nobody likes to be reminded of guilt--David K. Shipler, A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America. On September 14, 2001, Kent State University's Ashtabula Campus sponsored its colloquium on race based on David K. Shipler's A Country of Strangers by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Arab and Jew. This collection of 18 papers explores such topics as blacks and whites in the performing arts; racial profiling; racism in American baseball; race, work and wholeness; musical style as a symbol of black cultural identity; the early Newberry Library in Chicago; the use of the body by artists to reveal the mind; Southern white ministers at mid-century; building a diverse and respectful campus community; organizational changes creating a new climate for racial equality; the missing voice of the Spanish-speaking in the black-white dialogue; the concept of equality of educational opportunity for African Americans; and praises, criticism and comments for A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. 1
Opening Remarks of the David K. Shiplerp. 5
Race, the University, and Affirmative Action
Ideology versus Historic Truth: The Concept of Equality of Educational Opportunity for African Americansp. 7
Building a Diverse and Respectful Campus Community: A Systematic Approach Modelp. 26
Veiled Diversity: A New Look at What Diversity Means Within the Academyp. 46
Race and Identity in the Arts, Popular Culture, and Sports
From Jackie Robinson to Sammy Sosa: Baseball and Race in Americap. 51
Mind + Body = Loss and Displacement: Two Contemporary African-American Artistsp. 68
Musical Style as a Symbol of Black Cultural Identityp. 81
When Whites and Blacks Met: Performing Artists on Stage and in Filmp. 92
Looking for Jackie and Mike: Race, Sport, and Contemporary American Culturep. 101
The Past as Prologue: Race in the Ministry, the Library, the Academy, and on the Campus
Southern White Ministers at Mid-Centuryp. 111
The Founding and Early History of Chicago's Newberry Library: Free to Whom?p. 120
From Myrdal to Shipler: The Academy's View of Blacks and Whites in Americap. 126
What's in a Name? Politically Correct Language On and Off Campusp. 137
Building an Economic Bridge Across the Racial Divide
Organizational Changes Create a New Climate for Racial Equalityp. 145
Dreaming Beyond the Number Two: Race, Work, and Wholenessp. 162
The Expanding and Contracting Kinship of Race
The Strangest of Kin: Blacks and White in America Viewed from the Borderlandsp. 175
Let the Dialogue Beginp. 185
Racial Profiling: Good Policing or Discriminatory Policy? A Look at the Existing Literaturep. 199
David K. Shipler Address
Introductionp. 211
"When I Go to Work, I Have to Leave My Culture at the Door..."p. 213
About the Contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 235
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