Our Kind of People: inside America's Black Upper Class
By (author) Lawrence Otis Graham
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Our Kind of People: inside America's Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham
Book DescriptionDebutante cotillions. Million-dollar homes. Summers in Martha's Vineyard. Membership in the Links, Jack & Jill, Deltas, Boule, and AKAs. An obsession with the right schools, families, social clubs, and skin complexion. This is the world of the black upper class and the focus of the first book written about the black elite by a member of this hard-to-penetrate group.Author and TV commentator Lawrence Otis Graham, one of the nation's most prominent spokesmen on race and class, spent six years interviewing the wealthiest black families in America. He includes historical photos of a people that made their first millions in the 1870s. Graham tells who's in and who's not in the group today with separate chapters on the elite in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Nashville, and New Orleans. A new Introduction explains the controversy that the book elicited from both the black and white communities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060984380
(205mm x 135mm x 29mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Astute observer and ruminative author Lawrence Otis Graham continues his candid search for racial and ethnic understanding in essays with topics as diverse as life as a black Princetonian and Harvard-trained lawyer to the experience of being a black busboy at an all-white country club.
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