By Kathleen Korgen
In interviews in towns and cities around the usa, from manhattan to l. a., and from Madison to Dallas, contributors of forty black and white pairs of acquaintances consider how they turned acquaintances, how racial matters are addressed, and the way their friendships have encouraged their perspectives and, in certain cases, their activities. using a sociological framework to ascertain the friendships, Korgen bargains readers a unprecedented glimpse into a fair rarer phenomenon and sheds mild on very important facets of race relatives in America.
How do shut friendships among blacks and whites boost? Why are cross-racial friendships so infrequent? How do those friendships navigate the problem of race? Crossing the Racial Divide solutions those questions via a full of life dialogue of the issues and concerns and during the voices of contributors of cross-racial friendships. In interviews in towns and cities around the usa, from big apple to l. a., and from Madison to Dallas, individuals of forty black and white pairs of buddies give some thought to how they turned neighbors, how racial concerns are addressed, and the way their friendships have prompted their perspectives and, from time to time, their activities. using a sociological framework to check the friendships, Korgen bargains readers a unprecedented glimpse into an excellent rarer phenomenon and sheds gentle on very important points of race kin in America.
Challenging either the conventional proposal that blacks and whites are opposites and the more and more well known suggestion of colorblindness, the writer finds that, whereas shut black/white friendships persist with the idea that of homophily, we can't simply want away the tensions and disparities that exist among such a lot white and black american citizens. Cross-racial friendships supply a special standpoint that makes racism and racial separation either extra obvious and extra susceptible. positioned into sociological context, the tales printed during this booklet make obvious the institutional limitations latest among so much black and white american citizens and supply perception into the potential to dismantle them.
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Crossing the Racial Divide: Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans by Kathleen Korgen