White boy [electronic resource] : a memoir / Mark D. Naison.
- Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2002.
1 online resource (241 p.)
- African Americans -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
College teachers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Men, White -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Race relations.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Naison, Mark, 1946-.
Naison, Mark, 1946 -- -Relations with African Americans.
- Electronic books.
- How does a Jewish boy who spent the bulk of his childhood on the basketball courts of Brooklyn wind up teaching in one of the city's pioneering black studies departments? Naison's odyssey begins as Brooklyn public schools respond to a new wave of Black migrants and Caribbean immigrants, and established residents flee to virtually all-white parts of the city or suburbs. Already alienated by his parents' stance on race issues and their ambitions for him, he has started on a separate ideological path by the time he enters Columbia College. Once he embarks on a long-term interracial relationship,
- Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Crown Heights in the 1950's; 2. Race Conscious; 3. Looking Down on Harlem; 4. Meeting Ruthie; 5. Contested Territory; 6. Ball of Confusion; 7. Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide; 8. Bringing the War Home; 9. A White Man in Black Studies; 10. Riders on the Storm; 11. Close to the Edge
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