It's the Little Things : Everyday Interactions That Anger, Annoy, and Divide the Races (Paperback)

Author: Williams, Lena

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Provides a witty close-up look at the small behaviors and habits that create barriers and misunderstandings between blacks and whites, drawing on personal experience and case studies to reveal the various misconceptions and to explain what they mean and how to avoid them. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. *Author: Williams, Lena *Subtitle: Everyday Interactions That Anger, Annoy, and Divide the Races *Publication Date: 2002/01/07 *Number of Pages: 278 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780156013482
SKU 30764085
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0156013487
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note New York Times veteran Lena Williams candidly explores the everyday occurrences that strain racial relations, reaching a conclusion that "no one could disagree with" (The New York Times Book Review) Although we no longer live in a legally segregated society, the division between blacks and whites never seems to go away. We work together, go to school together, and live near each other, but beneath it all there is a level of misunderstanding that breeds mistrust and a level of miscommunication that generates anger. Now in paperback, this is Lena Williams's honest look at the interactions between blacks and whites-the gestures, expressions, tones, and body language that keep us divided. Frank, funny, and smart, It's the Little Things steps back from academia and takes a candid approach to race relations. Based on her own experiences as well as what she has learned from focus groups across the United States, Lena Williams does for race what Deborah Tannen did for gender. Finally, we have a book that traverses the color lines to help us understand, and eliminate, the alarmingly common interactions that get under the skin of both blacks and whites.
Editors Note 1 New York Times veteran Lena Williams candidly explores the everyday occurrences that strain racial relations, reaching a conclusion that "no one could disagree with" (The New York Times Book Review)Although we no longer live in a legally segregated society, the division between blacks and whites never seems to go away. We work together, go to school together, and live near each other, but beneath it all there is a level of misunderstanding that breeds mistrust and a level of miscommunication that generates anger. Now in paperback, this is Lena Williams's honest look at the interactions between blacks and whites-the gestures, expressions, tones, and body language that keep us divided. Frank, funny, and smart, It's the Little Things steps back from academia and takes a candid approach to race relations. Based on her own experiences as well as what she has learned from focus groups across the United States, Lena Williams does for race what Deborah Tannen did for gender. Finally, we have a book that traverses the color lines to help us understand, and eliminate, the alarmingly common interactions that get under the skin of both blacks and whites.
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Publisher Harvest Books
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