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Author Wood, Zachary R., author.

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

Publication Info. New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Wood,Z WOO    Available
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Description x, 257 pages ; 22 cm
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Contents Crossroads -- Dads' Day -- One call -- Starting over again -- Comeback route -- The void -- Gravity -- Circling -- Friday nights -- Shoulder to the wheel -- Evolution.
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."--Page [2] of cover.
Subject 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 -- Washington (D.C.).
Street life -- Washington (D.C.).
Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions.
United States -- Race relations -- 21st century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781524742447 (hardcover)
1524742449 (hardcover)

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