Why Are They Angry With Us?: Essays on Race by Larry E. Davis

Why Are They Angry With Us?: Essays on Race

byLarry E. Davis

Hardcover | June 15, 2015

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Now, more than at any time since the 1960s, issues about race have taken center stage in America. From the killing of young black boys, to the travesty of mass incarceration, America is every day presented with evidence that the struggle for equality and justice is far from over. This bookresponds to many of the timely, sensitive, and often uncomfortable conversations that are taking place on our television screens, the front page of newspapers, on Twitter, and in homes around the country.Why Are They Angry With Us? attempts to resolve the questions and conflicts about race in America that have plagued our country from the days of Jim Crow, through the battle for civil rights, and remain with us today. The author's personal journey and his professional scholarship have lead him to anunderstanding of our collective history. This collection of eight essays relates racial incidents and observations to address the deep misunderstandings our country holds about race and attempt to explain the workings of race and racism in America. These essays attack the core of many commonly heldattitudes which contribute to racism in America.

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Larry E. Davis, MA, MSW, PhD, is the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is the Donald M. Henderson Professor. He is the director and founder of the Center on Race and Social Problems, which conducts applied social science research on race, ethnicity, and color. From 1977 until his arrival at the...
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Title:Why Are They Angry With Us?: Essays on RaceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:150 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.51 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615877

ISBN - 13:9780190615871

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"Why Are They Angry with Us is written so engagingly, it is sure to reach people that would otherwise ignore it. This book is well grounded in academic perspective and it's so important to confront these myths and explain them through theory and evidence. " --Jacqueline B. Mondros, SUNY Stony Brook University