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Author Colby, Tanner.

Title Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America / Tanner Colby.

Publication Info. New York : Viking, 2012.

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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  305.896 COLBY    DUE 03-04-23
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  305.896 COL    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  305.896 COLBY    Check Shelf
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Description xvii, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Letter from a Birmingham suburb. Bus kid -- A place apart -- Oreo -- What can brown do for you? -- Go rebels? -- Planning for permanence. There goes the neighborhood -- "Have you seen the country club district?" -- 49/63 or fight -- Turf -- Desirable associations -- Why do black people drink hawaiian punch? The old boys' network -- Mad black men -- A whole new bag -- The inescapable network -- What's black about it? -- Canaan. The race that prays together -- The strange career of Jesus Christ -- The miracle of Grand Coteau -- In the wilderness -- Milk and honey.
Summary Chronicles America's troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories: the transformation of a once-racist Birmingham school system; a Kansas City neighborhood's fight against housing discrimination; the curious racial divide of the Madison Avenue ad world; and a Louisiana Catholic parish's forty-year effort to build an integrated church.
Subject United States -- Race relations.
Racism -- United States.
White people -- Race identity -- United States.
White people -- United States -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Race identity.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
Colby, Tanner -- Travel -- United States.
United States -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9780670023714
067002371X
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