Racism 101

Racism 101

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Essays discuss race, education, Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, Toni Morrison, President Kennedy, griots, affirmative action, urban schools, and space exploration

Book News
A collection of sharp and clean essays that cut to the bone of racism, by one of America's best writers. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
In Racism 101, Nikki Giovanni indicts higher education for the inequities it perpetuates, contemplates the legacy of the 1960s, provides a survival guide for black students on predominantly white campuses (complete with razor-sharp comebacks to the dumb questions constantly asked of black students), and excoriates Spike Lee while offering her own ideas for a film about Malcolm X. And that is just for starters. She also writes about W.E.B. Du Bois, gardening, Toni Morrison, Star Trek, affirmative action, space exploration, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the role of griots, and the rape and neglect of urban schools.
But to reduce Nikki Giovanni's essays to their subjects is to miss altogether their significance. As Virginia C. Fowler writes in her Foreword, "These pieces are artistic expressions of a particular way of looking at the world, featuring a performing voice capable of dizzying displays of virtuosity."
Profoundly personal and blisteringly political, angry and funny, lyrical and blunt, Racism 101 will add an important chapter to the debate on American national values.

& Taylor

The author of Sacred Cows and Other Edibles provides a series of essays on race, offering her poetic insights into everything from higher education to Spike Lee, Star Trek, and John F. Kennedy. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, 1994
ISBN: 9780688043322
Branch Call Number: 814.54 GIO
Characteristics: 203p. ; 22cm


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