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The End of Anger : A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage

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"A tremendously important book--gracefully done, painfully perceptive...fearless in its honesty."
--Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities

"The most authoritative accounting I've seen of where our country stands in its unending quest to resolve the racial dilemma on which it was founded."
--Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Carry Me Home

"The End of Anger may be the defining work on America's new racial dynamics."
--Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union

Ellis Cose is a venerated voice on American life. With The End of Anger, he offers readers a sharp and insightful contemporary look at the decline of black rage, the demise of white guilt, and the intergenerational shifts in how blacks and whites view and interact with each other. A new generation's take on race and rage, The End of Anger may be the most important book dealing with race to be published in the last several decades.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Ecco Press
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061998567
  • 9780061998560

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"A tremendously important book-gracefully done, painfully perceptive, and, as always in Cose's writing, fearless in its honesty about the ways that black and white Americans continue to be distanced from each other, even at the topmost levels of success."--Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities and Letters to a Young Teacher
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With The Rage of a Privileged Class, Ellis Cose, a venerated and bestselling voice on American life, offered an eye-opening look at the simmering anger of the black middle class. Some sixteen years later, Cose has discovered this group is much less angry and even optimistic about its future, despite a flagging economy and a deeply divided body politic. With The End of Anger, Cose examines these new attitudes as well as the decline of white guilt and the intergenerational shifts in how blacks and whites view and interact with each other. Weaving material from interviews and two large and ambitious surveys, Cose--an esteemed journalist--offers an invaluable portrait of contemporary America, one that attempts to make sense of what a people do when the American dream, for some, is finally within reach, as one historical era ends and another begins.

The End of Anger is an indispensable exploration of how mores change from one generation to the next and may well be the most important book dealing with race and class to be published in recent decades.
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30 ratings
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2 13% (4)
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