Why Black People Tend to Shout: Cold Facts and Wry Views from a Black Man's World

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A collection of essays on popular culture as it relates to African Americans includes discussions of Spike Lee, Jackie Robinson, Bernhard Goetz, Marion Barry, "What Black People Don't Like," and "The Natural Superiority of Black Athletes." Reprint.

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Wiley, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated , offers his opinions and observations on a variety of current concerns affecting black Americans. He discusses such topics as racism, AIDS, politicians, television, the South, IQ tests, culture, food, and athletics. He also profiles Michael Jackson, Meadowlark Lemon, Marion Barry, Jesse Jackson, and other noted black people. His essays offer brief lessons in literature, history, and sociology; especially provocative is his attack on the depiction of black men in Alice Walker's The Color Purple . Wiley's thought-provoking work is filled with amusing anecdotes and controversial commentaries that may help to dispel many misconceptions about black Americans. Recommended for public and academic libraries.
- Angela Washington-Blair, L.R.C., Brookhaven Coll., Dallas
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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In forceful discussions of work and business, aesthetics, public personalities and travel, Wiley turns a perceptive eye on the black experience in contemporary America. Author tour.
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