On a plane, a black passenger nervously scrutinizes an ArabAmerican passenger. In front of a store, a white woman clutches her purse as a black man walks by. In conversation, the topic of race comes up and both people wonder what they are willing to say-and what they are not. Each scenario reveals that how we act and react to each other on a daily basis stems from racial assumptions, biases, and misunderstandings. Some we acknowledge, others we overlook.
Gunn's a sucker when it comes to beautiful ladies, and crafty Jason Coker decides to take advantage of the famous gunman's weakness for women. Herding together the buxom barmaids of a brawling cantina, Coker sends Gunn a message: surrender your guns or I'll rough up the girls.The threat riles up Gunn's temper something fierce. And when his head…
In the wake of 9/11, confronting race relations in America is as daunting as it is necessary. Race Manners
shows us how we can begin a civilized, meaningful dialogue-not with evasive abstractions, but with practicality and candor. Bruce A. Jacobs, a tireless speaker, has traveled the country over the past six years, learning and listening as people reacted to the first edition of this book and told him their own stories. In this newest edition, here is a candid assessment of and guide to improving race relations that offers honest clarity on fear of crime and terrorism, the role of rage talk media,” the problem with tolerance, race in pop music from Elvis to Eminem and beyond, the N-word,” and much more.