[Race How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession] EBOOK DOWNLOAD
The thing I love about Studs Terkel s
books is how it immediately calms you down is how it immediately calms you down makes you look at your fellow man a little different I should amend that If you are the sort of person who demands that everybody looks at things the same as you has the same opinions as you and lives the same way you do then you may be frustrated by his books Because what really comes out in his short interviews with ordinary people from all different backgrounds are the complexities of humanityIn his books Are The Voices Of A the voices of a mother sitting next to you on the bus as well as a multi millionaire CEO What you learn is that everybody no matter thei Studs Terkel has always impressed me with his ability to get people to speak their mind And in an era before the Internet and Social Media the tone of his work radiated an authenticity that is now sorely lackingHis book RACE was no exception to this overarching characteristic of his legendary careerAlthough written than 20 years ago RACE was prophetic in its summation of the extent of the problem of racism in the US It wasn t a call to action It wasn t a analysis of the situation But it was a powerful look at what people thoughtMany of the folks Terkel spoke with were old enough to remember the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s In a few cases he interviewed people who lived in neighborhoods that experienced rioting Others talked about moving from the Deep South to Chicag Amazingly relevant 30 years later Aside from me pointing out that this book was both monumentally uplifting and monumentally depressing it only seems appropriate to let the people speak for themselvesAlex Berteau partner at a black law firm There seemed to be a positive change in the seventies Whatever momentum was there went bang after Reagan became president I m not about the business of tearing down Ronnie He s ust somebody who came along He happened to be in the place for eight years What I ll never understand was how we could take a man born in almost the first decade of the century and get him to preside over the next to last decade to do everything in his power to throw us back into the first decade of the century What a ripoffC P Ellis ex Klansman turned union leader and civil rights activist and Durham NC resident I worked First published in 1992 at the height of the furore over the Rodney King incident Studs Terkel's Race was an immediate bestseller In a rare and revealing look at how people in America truly feel about race Terkel brings out the full complexit. ,
Y butt off and never seemed Studs Terkel s Race is another in a series of books that provides an excellent oral history about subjects that few feel free to talk about If you like oral
History Then You Sad To Say Itthen you Sad to say it seem we have not made much progress in the two decades since this book has been published in fact in some ways we ve regressed Watching Friends has almost certainly made me a worse person in every way but I would probably never have picked up this book if I hadn t noticed Ross reading it at one point So I guess it was worth it I wish Studs Terkel were still alive so he could re interview the people featured in this book Some thought racial issues were getting better at the time 1990 and some thought they were getting worse It would be interesting to see what they d say about the past ten years Studs Terkel always had a strong belief in the wisdom of the masses Too often American media and establishment figures treat the public like we are too stupid to understand anything I think the books that Studs Terkel put together over his long career prove this notion wrong Regular people know the score And if you can get them to let their defenses down and open up Terkel s greatest skill you will get insights into the human condition that no PhD s dissertation would ever revealAnother thing I like about the books by Studs Terkel
From The Good WarThe Good War Hard Times to this book is the wide variety of perspectives that he brings together Over the course of a book you get the point of view of hundreds of different people all talking about the same subject When you come at an issue from so many directions you end up getting a really comprehensive well rounded understandingThis book wasn t strictly a pleasure read It took some persistence to push all the way through but it was a rewarding and educational ourney well worth the effortSome things that really reflected the anxieties of the time this book was written around 1990 kept coming up Many interviewees mention affirmative action Many many mentioned Louis Farrakhan than ever would have today He was obviously having uite a moment in the spotlight during the late 80s early 90s Also many people in this book had a sense that open racism was staging a comeback under Ronald Reagan Far to. Y of the thoughts and emotions of both blacks and white uncovering a fascinating narrative of changing opinions Preachers and street punks college students and Klansmen interracial couples the nephew of the founder of apartheid and Emmett Til. .
Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Studs TerkelO many people talked about that for it to BE STRICTLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED I FOUND THAT STRIKINGTHOSE FEW strictly politically motivated I found that strikingThose few events issues were the exception however I think the majority of this work is timeless in reflecting the
Myriad Ways Large And Small That Racismways large and small that racism the American experience This book really gives the reader a first person perspective on how racism operates and how prejudice feels The metaphor that really stuck with me was footwear Terkel uotes Chicago insurance man Joseph Latti Being black in America is like being forced to wear ill fitting shoes Some people adjust to it It s always uncomfortable on your feet but you ve got to wear it because it s the only shoe you ve got Some people can bear the uncomfort than others Some people can block it from their minds some can t When you see some acting "DOCILE AND SOME ACTING MILITANT THEY HAVE ONE THING "and some acting militant they have one thing common the shoe is uncomfortable It s always thereAn eye opening book Well worth your time Changed my life by opening my eyes to how racism works how pervasive and insidious it can be and also how it hurts people how it changes people and how it breaks down sometimesThis book also proves that racism is real which may sound weird if you grew up knowing it was real but if you grew up in a polite PC 90% white neighborhood like mine where no one was called names it draws back the veilThank you very much Studs Terkel I miss you An oral history of race relations in the US that despite its flaws should probably be read by everyoneIt s not perfect it s a little dated and a little too focused on the civil rights backlash black white relations and the conseuences of de industrialization in the Midwest In other words it s very Chicago An entirely different book would have arisen out of an oral history of the Los Angeles riots which went down the same year Race was published 1992That said Studs Terkel is a fabulous historian The stories here are endlessly surprising and touchingly human There are no saints or sinners here And each time you think you know one of Terkel s speakers they twist back and contradict themselves circling round and round a constant but uncertain human decencyBe warned it s not a page turner I slogged through it over the course of many months but I m glad I kept at L's mother are among those whose voices appear in Race In all nearly one hundred Americans talk openly about attitudes that few are willing to admit in public feelings about affirmative action gentrification secret prejudices and dashed hopes.