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Black Is... 1997: Opinions
Booklists for Adults

THE COMING RACE WAR IN AMRICAN: A Wake-up Call
Carl T. Rowan
Is a clash between white militias and armed urban youth gangs likely?

DARK WITNESS: When Black People Should Be Sacrificed (Again)
Ralph Wiley
Outrageous satire

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: African-American Men Reflect on Fatherhood
Ed. by Andre C. Willis
Essays.

THE FUTURE OF RACE
Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cornel West
What are the moral responsibilities of black leadership? Two approaches.

INTEGRITY
Stephen L. Carter
Can America survive its current philosophy of winning at any cost?

LIVING TO TELL ABOUT IT: Young Black Men in America Speak Their Piece
Darrell Dawsey
Interviews with members of the hip-hop generation, interspersed with his own musings.

RACE RULES: Navigating the Color Line
Michael Eric Dyson
"…we cannot overcome the history of racial oppression in our nation without understanding and addressing the subtle subversive ways race continues to poison our lives."

SHOWING MY COLOR: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity
Clarence Page
Another thinker grapples with the persistence of the color line in America and what to do about it.

SPEAK MY NAME: Black Men on Masculinity and the American Dream
Ed. by Don Belton
Essays on the unique pressures they face.

THINKING BLACK: Some of the Nation’s Best Columnists Speak Their Minds
Ed. by DeWayne Wickham
On mothers, men, history, and more.

This selected list was compiled by: Moonyean Carlton, General Library, Adult Reader and Information Services; Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch; Jacquelyn Hogan, Grove Hall/Egleston Square Branch Libraries; Sarah markell, Codman Square Branch; Marilyn Poindexter, Chairperson, General Library, Teen Services.  Boston Public Library, 1997.