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Race How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American ObsessionHer Laughs She had as many problems workin with me as I had workin with her My old riends would call me at night C P what the hell is wrong with you You re sellin out the white race This began to make me have guilty Talking to Dragons feelin s Here I am all of a sudden makin an aboutace and tryin to deal with my Three Times the Love feelin s my heart My mind was beginnin to open up I was beginnin to see what was right and what was wrong I don t want the kids toight orever One day Ann and I just SAT DOWN AND BEGAN TO REFLECT down and began to reflect said My daughter came home cryin every day She said her teacher was makin un of her in The Bride of Willow Creek front of the other kids I said Boy same thing happened to my kid White liberal teacher was makinun of Tim Ellis s GREAT INVESTMENT, THE father the Klansman inront of other peoples He came home cryin At this point He pauses swallows hard stifles a sob I begin to see here we are two people rom the ar ends of the ence havin identical problems except her bein black and me bein white From that moment on I tell ya that gal and I worked together good I begin to love the girl really He weepsMamie Mobley teacher mother of Emmett I begin to love the girl really He weepsMamie Mobley teacher mother of Emmett Mose Wright my mother s brother in law pointed out Bryant and Milam as the two men who came or Emmett Thar s them It took unprecedented courage Nothing like that had ever happened in the South before That was an old black man sixty ive years old He stayed in the area until he was rescued by some civil rights group and put under surveillance One night he slept in the graveyard behind his church He was a minister He slept under the cotton house one night He never spent another night in that house No one didTerkel Look back or a moment Didn t you eel the Lord deserted you You re a young mother your only child brutally murdered your life almost destroyed wasn t there an instant when you wanted to hurt his two killersMobley No No The only real change that came over me when Emmett was killed I was a very private person I could stay in my house one year and not go any arther than the ront porch and be perfectly happy My thoughts were centered around Emmett and myself and what we were going to do and planning or our uture Then all of a sudden in the midst of despair it wasn t really important or me to live Death at that time would have been preferable The phone rang one day and an editor rom Jet magazine wanted to know What are you going to do I said I m going to school and be a teacher I was shocked From the time I was seven I wanted to be a teacher I grew up in Argo Illinois and had never met a black teacher There was no such animal I didn t have a black teacher until I was in my second semester in college That door was closed so I gave up those dreams Then all of a sudden in college That door was closed so I gave up those dreams Then all of a sudden was in the all of 1956 about a year after Emmett had been Sobs softly I d buried Emmett My burning the thing that has come out of Emmett s death is to push education to the limit you must learn all you can Learn until your head swellsDr Kenneth B Clark psychologist whose research was crucial in the Brown v Board of Education decision Bayard Rustin used to ask me With your cynicism your pessimism as intense as it is why haven t you committed suicide My reply is I m curious I really want to see this process this joke up until I die Also remembered as Dar he which is the title of a one man play regarding the murder and trial there are clips on youtube Jet was also I believe the The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness first magazine to publicize the photographs of Till s body Studs Terkel s Race is another in a series of books that provides an excellent oral history about subjects thatew The Leadership Gap feelree to talk about If you like oral history then you ll love Studs Terkel Famous or his classic book Working he seeks out common unfamous Americans and simply asks them to talk about what they think about Race and race relations in this book Written in 1990 the book is a little dated but still holds largely true There are around 100 interviews in this book He interviews about an eual amount of Blacks and Whites with some other ethnicities mixed in and like in all of his books he interviews about the same number of old and young men and women and middle class and poor No mention of anyone s sexuality thoughSome highlighted stor Sad to say it would seem we have not made much progress in the two de. Y of the thoughts and emotions of both blacks and white uncovering a ascinating narrative of changing opinions Preachers and street punks college students and Klansmen interracial couples the nephew of the ounder of apartheid and Emmett Til. The thing I love about Studs Terkel s books is how it immediately Calms You Down And you down and you look at your ellow 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 rustrated by his books Because what really comes out in his short interviews with ordinary you may be Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, frustrated by his books Because what really comes out in his short interviews with ordinaryrom all different backgrounds Are The Complexities Of the complexities of his books are the voices of a welfare mother sitting next to you on the bus as well as a multi millionaire CEO What you learn is that everybody no matter their background has something interesting to say if you just stop talking and start listening They all have their own sets of opinions and different ways of looking at thingsIn the past Tressed to Kill few years I ve read Race The Good War Hard Times and Will the Circle Be Unbroken With the possible exception of the last of those books which was missing somethingor me reading Studs Terkel leaves me eeling much accepting of the world I live in differences and all 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 olks Terkel spoke with were old enough to remember the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s In a The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev few cases he interviewed people who lived in neighborhoods that experienced rioting Others talked about movingrom the Deep South to Chicago in hopes of a brighter utureWith a current White House administration that seems to be than willing to administer heaping doses of amoral amnesia RACE still stands as an important reminder that diligence is a necessary virtue in a democracy Amazingly relevant 30 years later Aside rom me pointing out that this book was both monumentally uplifting and monumentally depressing it only seems appropriate to let the people speak or themselvesAlex Berteau partner at a black law irm 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 just somebody who came along He happened to be in the place or eight years What I ll never understand was how we could take a man born in almost the irst 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 The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School 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 my butt off and never seemed to break even They say to abide by the law do right and liveor the Lord and everything ll work out It just kept getting worse and worse I began to say there s somethin wrong with this country I really began to get bitter I tried to ind somebody I began to blame it on black people I had to hate somebody Hatin America is hard to do because you can t see it to hate it You gotta have somethin to look at to hate Laughs The natural person or me to hate would be black people because my The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School father before me was a member of the Klan They sent some robed Klansmen to talk to me and give me some instructions I was led into a large meeting room and this was the time of my life It was thrilling Here s a guy who s worked hard all his life and struggled all his life to be something and here s the moment to be something I will neverorget it After I had taken my oath there was loud applause goin through the buildin musta been at least The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense four hundred people It was a thrilling momentor C P EllisSome years after this Ellis represents the poor white viewpoint at a community meeting regarding the distribution of a HEW grant or school improvement which he is named co chairperson of along with Ann Atwater an African American civil rights activistHer and I began to reluctantly work toget. First published in 1992 at the height of the urore 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 eel about race Terkel brings out the ull complexit. Cades since this book has been published in act 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 eatured 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 had a strong belief in the wisdom of masses Too often American media and establishment igures 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 The Cake House from The Good War to 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 issuerom 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 journey well worth the effortSome things that really reflected the anxieties of the time This Book Was Written Around 1990 Kept book was written around 1990 kept 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 too many people talked about that The Essential Tantra: A Modern Guide to Sacred Sexuality for it to be strictly politically motivated Iound that strikingThose The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success few current events issues were the exception however I think the majority of this work is timeless in reflecting the myriad ways large and small that racism shapes the American experience This book really gives the reader airst person perspective on how racism operates and how prejudice The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes feels The metaphor that really stuck with me wasootwear Terkel uotes Chicago insurance man Joseph Latti Being black in America is like being orced to wear ill itting shoes Some people adjust to it It s always uncomfortable on your eet 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 rom their minds some can t When you see some acting docile and some acting militant they have one thing in 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 Jesting Pilot flaws should probably be read by everyoneIt s not perfect it s a little dated and a little tooocused 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 abulous 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 ew are willing to admit in public eelings about affirmative action gentrification secret prejudices and dashed hopes. ,