The Good Black by Paul Barrett

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Larry Mungin spent his life preparing to succeed in the white world. He looked away from racial inequality and hostility, believing that he'd succeed if he worked hard and played by the rules. He rose from a Queens housing project to Harvard College and Law School, and went on to the world of corporate law. But just when he should have been considered for partnership at his mostly white law firm, he sued for racial discrimination. Paul M. Barrett, Mungin's roommate at Harvard, takes readers through this fascinating case while challenging them to re-think their ideas about race.
 

About Paul Barrett

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-->Judi Barrett's many children's books include the award-winning -->Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House" as well as -->Pickles to Pittsburgh", the exciting sequel to -->Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". She lives in Brooklyn, New York.-->Ron Barrett is the internationally bestselling illustrator of many books for children, including the modern classics -->Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs "and--> Pickles to Pittsburgh". His children's book illustrations have been honored by the Society of Illustrators and have been exhibited at The Louvre in Paris. He lives in New York. Martin is a paleo-artist who works with the paleontology department of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid. Padian is Professor of Integrative Biology and a Curator of the Museum of Palentology at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Dutton Adult. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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A fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of race and character in a court discrimination case.

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While Barrett admits ""there wasn't any direct evidence"" that Mungin was treated differently because of his race, he nevertheless believes that race probably was an important factor in the firm's ""callous"" marginalization of Mungin.

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