In these personal, evocative, original essays, thirty contemporary black and white, young and older writers--from Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Award winners to brand new voices--share their intimate racial experiences as they take unflinching looks at society and themselves. An incisive, powerful anthology that challenges what it means to be black--and white--in the 21st century.
Bernestine gives an overview of the book:
I began my professional life as a lawyer in Boston after graduating from Harvard Law School 12 years before Michelle and 15 before Barack. I'm thrilled to claim them as part of my personal legacy. After practicing law a dozen years, the last three in Dallas, I left law to run...