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Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line
Dispatches from a Black Journalista
Erin Aubry Kaplan; Michael Eric Dyson, fwd.

Northeastern University Press



Contents

An asterisk (*) indicates previously unpublished works
Foreword – Michael Eric Dyson • Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• GENERATION I
• The Butt
• Black Like I Thought I Was: Race, DNA, and the Man Who Knows Too Much
• Fire and Ice: Making It Up
• Blackness Itself
• Down and Downer*
• Blue Like Me: On Race and Depression
• STATE OF A NATION
• Barack Obama: Mile Traveled, Miles to Go*
• Losing New Orleans
• Thoroughly Modern Mammy: Of Coons, Pickaninnies and Gold Dust Twins: Why Do Black Curios Stay Chic?
• Behind the American-History Curtain: Washington, D.C., and the Lessons of Memory
• They’re Going Crazy Out There

• STARRING:
• The Accidental Populist: Magic Johnson Gives Some Back
• The Empress’s New Clothes: Serena, to the Dismay of Many, Makes the Scene
• Falling for Tiger Woods
• Homeboys in Outer Space and Other Transgressions: TV in Black and White
• White Man with Attitude: How Randy Newman Went from Pop Music’s Reigning Schlub to Movie-Music Royalty
• STOMPING GROUNDS
• Welcome to Inglewood—Leave Your Aspirations Behind! Why Coming Home Has Been a Labor of Tough Love
• Rags to Richard*
• The Eastside Boys
• The King of Compton: Mayor Omar Bradley and His Reign of Chaos
• Wearing the Shirt*
• Lost Soul: A Lament for Black Los Angeles
• MOTHERS AND FATHERS
• The Last Campaign
• Mother Roux
• Mother, Unconceived
• TEACH ON
THAT
Held Back: The State of Black Education
• Man and Superwoman
• The Glamorous Life*
• The Boy of Summer
• Unsocial Studies: The Real Lessons of Hamilton High
• POST SCRIPT
• The Color of Love
• Married People Live Longer than Single People

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