Afraid of the Dark by Jim Myers
What Whites and Blacks Need to Know about Each Other

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The definitive guide for anyone who has contact with people of another race—in companies, schools, neighborhoods, or other social situations—this book asserts that race is not the unfathomable mystery it is usually made out to be. In a revealing, accessible, and stimulating discussion based on little-known facts and innovative research, this book explains why many whites are uneasy about blacks and how blacks react to this, why numerous blacks suspect the worst from whites, why white explanations don't hold up, why myths about sex remain so prevalent, and what both races can do together to make their relations better.
 

About Jim Myers

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Jim Myers was the chief writer of the USA Today series "Race and Sports." He lives in Washington, DC.
 
Published April 1, 2001 by Chicago Review Press. 362 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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In this ambitious but frustrating book, Myers, formerly the chief writer of the USA Today series ""Race and Sports,"" draws on his work and life experience as a white man married to a black woman, living in a mostly black Washington, D.C., neighborhood.

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