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The Resource Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

Label
Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white
Title
Writings on the wall
Title remainder
searching for a new equality beyond black and white
Statement of responsibility
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media
  • Basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores how the America of today is a fractured society, sharply divided along the lines of race, gender, religion, political party and economic class. In his celebrated second career as a writer and social critic, Abdul-Jabbar examines these issues with insight and passion as he draws from his own experiences as a superstar athlete, an inquisitive scholar, a celebrity, a father, an African American and a Muslim. In his columns for Time, the Washington Post and other national publications, he has garnered wide attention for opinions that are unconventional yet disarmingly rational in a time of political absurdity. In this new collection of essays, he probes the roots of bias and unfairness that remain a stubborn part of America, even 240 years after its founding document declared that all Americans are created equal. He makes a compelling case for how America can create equal opportunity for all its citizens, not just the few and the favored.--Adapted from dust jacket
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Dewey number
305.50973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HN90.S6
  • E185.615
  • HN59.2
LC item number
  • A23 2016
  • .A227 2016
  • .A24 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Obstfeld, Raymond
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Social justice
  • United States
  • Racism
  • Discrimination
  • Social problems
Label
Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Bridging troubled waters -- American politics: The broom of the system -- Racism: Make me wanna holler -- Religion: Worship at your own risk -- Gender: The view from the front yard -- Class struggle: Another day in paradise -- Sports: Are you not entertained? -- News media: I read the news today, oh boy -- Seniors: The aging of Aquarius -- Dear Generation Z: Unsolicited advice for America's youth
Control code
ocn956460983
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781618931719
Lccn
2016936260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956460983
Label
Writings on the wall : searching for a new equality beyond black and white, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Bridging troubled waters -- American politics: The broom of the system -- Racism: Make me wanna holler -- Religion: Worship at your own risk -- Gender: The view from the front yard -- Class struggle: Another day in paradise -- Sports: Are you not entertained? -- News media: I read the news today, oh boy -- Seniors: The aging of Aquarius -- Dear Generation Z: Unsolicited advice for America's youth
Control code
ocn956460983
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781618931719
Lccn
2016936260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956460983

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