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The Resource What it is : race, family and one thinking Black man's blues, Clifford Thompson

What it is : race, family and one thinking Black man's blues, Clifford Thompson

Label
What it is : race, family and one thinking Black man's blues
Title
What it is
Title remainder
race, family and one thinking Black man's blues
Statement of responsibility
Clifford Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An African-American writer's concise, heartfelt take on the state of his nation, exploring the war between the values he has always held and the reality with which he is confronted in twenty-first-century America. In the tradition of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me comes Clifford Thompson's What It Is. Thompson was raised to believe in treating every person of every color as an individual, and he decided as a young man that America, despite its history of racial oppression, was his home as much as anyone else's. As a middle-aged, happily married father of biracial children, Thompson finds himself questioning his most deeply held convictions when the race-baiting Donald Trump ascends to the presidency -- elected by whites, whom Thompson had refused to judge as a group, and who make up the majority in this country Thompson had called his own. In the grip of contradictory emotions, Thompson turns for guidance to the wisdom of writers he admires while knowing that the answers to his questions about America ultimately lie in America itself. Through interviews with a small but varied group of Americans he hears sharply divergent opinions about what is happening in the country while trying to find his own answers -- conclusions based not on conventional wisdom or on what he would like to believe, but on what he sees"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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LBSOR/DLC
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Thompson, Clifford
Dewey number
  • 814/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, Clifford
  • Thompson, Clifford
  • Trump, Donald
  • African American authors
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • United States
  • United States
Label
What it is : race, family and one thinking Black man's blues, Clifford Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1126284684
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781590519059
Lccn
2019007819
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1126284684
Label
What it is : race, family and one thinking Black man's blues, Clifford Thompson
Publication
Control code
on1126284684
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781590519059
Lccn
2019007819
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1126284684

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