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It took the author 8 years to write that? I wish I could get that hour and a half back. Along with my one credit.
The narrator sounded like the young rabbi from Seinfeld.
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I think Mark Rosenkranz for this book. I will read it several more times. As a black female who came of age in the civil rights movement and was raised in a middle class family with whatever 'privileges' me parents and community could offer at the time, I never felt a ceiling or exclusion from the larger community where whites surely had privileges but our family and close friends in the professions, business and with historical legacies had 'black privilege' going for us. When I entered the social services and later the criminal justice systems my eyes were opened to the ugliness that oppression and denial of rights, education and employment had produced. Until I was 23, I had no idea of what poverty was like, not even where the poor in my our hometown lived. Poor blacks and poor whites were off my radar, not in my travel oath except the young boys and men from the 'project' who worked summers for us. They didn't seem poor just struggling to make some money to get the basic things needed for the upcoming school year. Our privilege was to hire them and encourage them to stay in school and work to make their dreams come true. Most made it out of the conditions their parents afforded them to better lives. I'd love to interview some of them about their experiences as black men in America and their encounters with racism and white privilege. Again, Mark R - thank you for this work that everyone black, white and other in America needs to read.
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