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Author Plummer, Deborah L., author.

Title Some of my friends are ... : the daunting challenges and untapped benefits of cross-racial friendships / Deborah L. Plummer, PhD.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2019]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.8 PLU    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    305.8 PLU    Available
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Description 231 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-221) and index.
Contents Living "separate as fingers" -- Living "one as the hand" -- Two-button choice: acquaintance or lover -- Same treatment does not mean equal treatment -- What's in a race? -- Gentle (and not-so-gentle) bumping -- A new generation ... a new form of racism -- Difficult laughs made easier -- What we do with our leisure time -- The heavenly vision of racial unity -- Friends in the big tent -- Some of my friends are.
Summary Examines why it's difficult to form friendships with people of different races, how we can make those connections, and how they will encourage more meaningful conversations about race. Surveys have shown that the majority of people believe cross-racial friendships are essential for improving race relations. However, further polling reveals that most Americans tend to gravitate toward friendships within their own race. Psychologist Deborah L. Plummer examines how factors such as leisure, politics, humor, faith, social media, and education influence the nature and intensity of cross-racial friendships. Inspiring and engaging, Plummer draws from focus groups, statistics, and surveys to provide insight into the fears and discomforts associated with cross-racial friendships. Through personal narratives and social analyses of friendship patterns, this book gives an insightful look at how cross-racial friendships work and fail within American society. Plummer encourages all of us to examine our friendship patterns and to deepen and strengthen our current cross-racial friendships.
Subject Race relations.
Interpersonal relations.
Race awareness.
ISBN 9780807023891 (hardcover : alk. paper) : $25.95
0807023892 (hardcover : alk. paper) : $25.9
9780807024010 (ebook)

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