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Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of black and white America / Zachary R. Wood.

Wood, Zachary R., (author.).

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Summary:

"As the president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, Zachary Wood knows all about intellectual controversy. From John Derbyshire to Charles Murray, there's no one Zach refuses to debate or engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs--sometimes vehemently so--and this controversial view has given him a unique platform on college campuses and in the media. But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story, and how he came to be a crusader for open dialogue and free speech. In Uncensored, he reveals for the first time how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, in an environment where the only way to survive was to resist the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and their perspectives. By sharing his troubled upbringing--from a difficult early childhood filled with pain, uncertainty, and conflict to the struggles of code-switching between his home in a rough neighborhood and his elite private school--Zach makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others, in a nation and a world that has never felt more polarized. In Uncensored, he hopes to foster a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations, both on campus and across the country." --Book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 305.896073 .W881u 2018 (Text) 37814003329787 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 02/01/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524742447
  • ISBN: 1524742449
  • Physical Description: x, 257 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Crossroads -- Dads' Day -- One call -- Starting over again -- Comeback route -- The void -- Gravity -- Circling -- Friday nights -- Shoulder to the wheel -- Evolution.
Summary, etc.:
"As the president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, Zachary Wood knows all about intellectual controversy. From John Derbyshire to Charles Murray, there's no one Zach refuses to debate or engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs--sometimes vehemently so--and this controversial view has given him a unique platform on college campuses and in the media. But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story, and how he came to be a crusader for open dialogue and free speech. In Uncensored, he reveals for the first time how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, in an environment where the only way to survive was to resist the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and their perspectives. By sharing his troubled upbringing--from a difficult early childhood filled with pain, uncertainty, and conflict to the struggles of code-switching between his home in a rough neighborhood and his elite private school--Zach makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others, in a nation and a world that has never felt more polarized. In Uncensored, he hopes to foster a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations, both on campus and across the country." --Book jacket.
Subject: Wood, Zachary R.
Wood, Zachary R. > Political and social views.
African Americans > Biography.
Interpersonal communication.
Interpersonal relations.
Race relations.
Urban poor > Washington (D.C.) > Social conditions.
Poor children.
Street life.
Washington (D.C.) > Social conditions.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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