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by Michael Wilbon,Charles Barkley

Free eBook Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man? download ISBN: 1594482055
Author: Michael Wilbon,Charles Barkley
Publisher: Riverhead Trade; Reprint edition (January 31, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 272
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Rating: 4.4
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Barkley's means of attack in Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?-not surprising from one of the most outspoken . There are so many different thoughts that ran through me while reading this book.

Barkley's means of attack in Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?-not surprising from one of the most outspoken athletes of our time-is to break past the taboo of race by talking about it in the open. What might be surprising is that Barkley steps aside and lets other people talk, too. While in his previous bestseller, I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It, "Racism," Charles Barkley says, "is the biggest cancer of my lifetime.

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Barkley's means of attack in Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?-not surprising .

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Citing the obstacles standing in the way of harmonious race relations in the United States, a cautionary analysis of the nation's growing racial segregation describes the author's experiences of talking about race with interviewees ranging from students to KKK members.

Racism, Charles Barkley says, is the biggest cancer of my lifetime. Refreshingly honest - Charles Barkley interviews a selection of famous personalties, many of them black, on the subject of racism in this country. Very down to earth - the title of the book alone makes you laugh - Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man? Everyone!!! Which is exactly why we need books such as this and movies such as "Crash", to take a good hard look at ourselves and begin to unravel the terrible web of racism in this country. A good book to just read!

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Who's Afraid Of A Large Black Man? Subtitle. Speaking My Mind On Race, Celebrity, Sports And American Life. Charles Barkley and Michael Wilbon. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Independent Booksellers.

The thing about race, Charles Barkley says, is we talk about it only when something bad happens and tempers are high, and so all we do is shout at one another across a chasm that's wide and getting wider. The rest of the time we try to pretend that the chasm isn't there.

Looking back at the balcony (Tiger Woods) - Political race/s (Barack Obama) - Acting Black (Samuel L. Jackson) - Building a culture of dignity (President Bill Clinton) - Color television (George Lopez) - Go down, Moses (Rabbi Steven Leder) - T. . Jackson) - Building a culture of dignity (President Bill Clinton) - Color television (George Lopez) - Go down, Moses (Rabbi Steven Leder) - The next level (Ice Cube) - The best of times, the worst of times (Marita. Golden) - The color of power (Peter Guber) - Carrying it forward (Jesse Jackson) - Step on that field (Robert Johnson) - Kicking it around (A conversation with Morgan Freeman) - On our watch (Marian Wright Edelman).

In this controversial national bestseller, former NBA star and author of I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It Charles Barkley takes on the major issue of our time. Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man is a series of charged, in-your-face conversations about race with some of America's most prominent figures, including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Ice Cube, Marian Wright Edelman, Tiger Woods, Peter Guber, and Robert Johnson.
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It is rare to find a public fugure who speaks as plainly and honestly as Mr. Barkley does in this book. It is clear that he is comfortable in his own skin, and doesn't mind saying exactly what is on his mind. This is a book about racism in modern society. However, refreshingly, there is no whining or finger-pointing. Through interviews with a number of prominent and successful Americans, Mr. Barkley attempts to both define and seek practical solutions for the scourge of racial prejudice. He skillfully engages the subjects of his interviews and succeeds in extracting a host of fascinating and enlightening revelations about their lives. I applaud Charles Barkley for channeling his celebrity status into such a worthwhile and noble endeavor. The only reason I withhold a fifth star is Mr. Barkley's decision to enlist the assistance of an "editor," Michael Wilbon. I have seen Mr. Barkley interviewed, and I do not believe he needs an assistant to turn out a quality product. I hope Charles continues to write, and gives strong consideration to a career in politics. Highly recommended.
I was surprised by the candor and humor. Can't wait until his next book!! It was required reading for a college class, but I'm glad it was assigned.
Phallozs Dwarfs
Charles believes dialogue is the best place to start to battle prejudice and racism and this book is an excellent conversation starter. My favorite interviews were those with Rabbi Steven Leder where they talk about racism being eclipsed by economic apartheid and Marian Wright Edelmen's intelligent take on this most difficult subject. Barkley's writing is plain and direct and is an interesting contrast to the sophisticated and nuanced views of his interview subjects. Good read, buy the book.
I loved this book! It really opened my eyes to some things that had evaded my attention in our culture. Did I agree with everything that was in the book? No, but I would recommend this read to anyone. We need to know how race is viewed in our culture.
Rocky Basilisk
Great insight into many popular men of integrity. It was good to hear their prospective on worldly issues
Freaky Hook
This is a fascinating exploration of race and class in America. It is one of the best books on the subject I have read.
Until now, I was not much of a of Charles Barkley fan. I always saw him as a "washed up bully" and ex-basketball superstar, still trying to cash-in on his name recognition and tying to keep it in the "limelight" by saying outlandish and provocative things. I no longer think that after reading this book, which I bought after seeing it, and Barkley "unceremoniously put down" in Larry Elders incredibly ill conceived, confusing and poorly written book called "Stupid Black Men."

My thinking was that if Larry Elders didn't like Charles Barkley, then there must still be something good and redeeming about him that I had not yet discovered. And sure enough, there was: This book, which is a miniature masterpiece. Barkley is no "Stupid Black Man," as Elders has portrayed him to be.

Rather incredibly, this book is the missing dialogue on race that America has never had, and may never have. It is just the opposite of Elders' "Stupid Black Men" and the "Bill Cosby and Alvin Poussaint two-man road show:" "Come on People," in which both take the fashionable "low road of least resistance: "Just attack Black men, and you are safe: America will love you, but nothing will ever be done, and nothing will ever change:

End of the American dialogue on race.

Perhaps for the first time in American history, we get a collection of what fourteen successful and well-known people have to say about race in America -- rather than mindless ideological tripe, oozing out as more "Christianized racism," from the likes of Armstrong Williams and Larry Elders. And what these fourteen people (most of whom are black) have to say will not only surprise Cosby, Pousaint and Elders, but the rest of America as well.

Hear what Tiger Woods, Ice Cube, Barack Obama, George Lopez, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, and many others both black, white and other colors, have to say about the racism that still exists across the American landscape in every industry and in every town.

Rather than steal the book's thunder, I will simply say this: If one wants to know what the racial situation is like in America, they would be wise to interview some successful black people and others who understand and know the consequences of racism rather than listen to the "hired conservative media hit men" who all speak the same language: "Uncle Tom-speak."

Five Stars