The End of Anger by Ellis Cose

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7 Critic Reviews

Heavily laced with anecdotes...and quotes from other African-Americans, this report reads more like an accumulation of a journalist’s notes than a careful analysis of race relations in present-day America.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

“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.

 

About Ellis Cose

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Ellis Cose, former columnist and contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and former chairman of the editorial board and editorial page editor of the New York Daily News, began his journalism career as a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. Cose has been a contributor and press critic for Time magazine, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Journalism Education, as well as chief writer on management and workplace issues for USA Today. Cose is a regular contributor on The Today Show, Nightline, Dateline, ABC Evening News, Good Morning America, the PBS "Time to Choose" election special, Charlie Rose, CNN's "Talk Back Live," and a variety of other nationally televised and local programs. He has received fellowships or individual grants from the Ford Foundation, The Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, among others, and has received numerous journalism awards including four National Association of Black Journalists first place awards. Cose is the author of Bone to Pick: On Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation and Revenge, The Envy of the World, the bestselling The Rage of a Privileged Class, and several other books.
 
Published May 31, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Mar 15 2011

Heavily laced with anecdotes...and quotes from other African-Americans, this report reads more like an accumulation of a journalist’s notes than a careful analysis of race relations in present-day America.

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NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Richard Ford on Jul 01 2011

Cose’s collection of intergenerational interviews provides tangible evidence of the improvement in racial dynamics over the last 50 years...

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The New Republic

Below average
Reviewed by John McWhorter on Aug 15 2011

Cose is aware intellectually that the new problems demand something beyond the old-style mentality of protest. But he is so deeply rooted in the culture of the Dreamer that he finds his chipper Believers—as well as blacks...

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NY Daily News

Excellent
Reviewed by CLEM RICHARDSON on Jun 06 2011

Cose, a former Newsweek magazine columnist and the author of nine books, has written a book of great moment, one that will undoubtedly fuel much debate for years to come.

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Pittsburgh Urban Media

Excellent
Reviewed by Kam Williams

In sum, The End of Anger heralds the ushering-in of a post-racial age in America where green is the only color that determines whether you’re gonna reach the Promise Land.

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Racism Review

Below average
Reviewed by Terence Fitzgerald on Jul 19 2011

Overall, I feel that Cose missed an opportunity to discuss a major point that is very disturbing—the growing Black divide.

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Madame Noire

Excellent
Reviewed by Alexis Stodghill on Jun 06 2011

Through penning...Cose reminds us that accurately perceiving ourselves within the social arena while remaining optimistic is a critical next step for professional African-Americans as we move ahead.

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