Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; NBA scoring champion, six-time MVP, and Hall of Famer; now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of nonfiction in years. As the nation debates whom to send to the White House, Abdul-Jabbar uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide -- both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African American, and a Muslim.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recognized by Sports Illustrated and Time magazine as history's greatest basketball player (he is the NBA's all-time leading scorer). The author of several New York Times bestsellers, his previous books include Giant Steps, Black Profiles in Courage, and Brothers in Arms. Since his retirement as a player in the NBA, Kareem has worked as a special assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Raymond Obstfeld is an associate professor of English at Orange Coast College and the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including studies of the Italian Renaissance, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Moby-Dick.

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"[Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's] concerns are deep, his arguments well-founded, and his solutions straightforward. The trick is to get people to listen, but Abdul-Jabbar provides a good jumping-off point. Heartfelt sentiments on how racism, gender equality, and other social and cultural issues in America can be changed for the betterment of all."―Kirkus

"[Writings on the Wall] is designed not only to be read and discussed but also to be used as a blueprint for action. It allows the reader to engage the mind of a deeply principled man, a progressive committed to equality for all, a man who possesses the faith that his country might actually one day live up to its mythology."―Marita Golden, The Washington Post

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