Reluctant Neighbors
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ISBN-13:
9781480457669
Einband:
PDF
Seiten:
208
Autor:
E. R. Braithwaite
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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The acclaimed author ofTo Sir, With Loverecalls his lifelong struggle against ignorance and racism while sharing a train ride with a bigoted white neighborOn a commuter train traveling from New Canaan, Connecticut, to New York's Grand Central Station, a well-heeled white suburbanite reluctantly takes the only available seat and eventually strikes up a conversation with the black man sitting next to him. The white businessman's verbal barrage of insensitive questions and offensive remarks incites a rage in his black neighbor that can barely be suppressed. But the offended rider is E. R. Braithwaiteformer Royal Air Force pilot, Cambridge graduate, schoolteacher, social worker, diplomat, and bestselling authorand he has triumphed over prejudice and hatred throughout his truly extraordinary life and multifaceted career.Against the backdrop of a short railway commute, E. R. Braithwaite powerfully recounts a personal history of remarkable accomplishments in the face of bigotry and hatred. Part memoir, part treatise on racial intolerance and oppression, and the ignorance that engenders them,Reluctant Neighborsis the unforgettable story of one man's continuous struggle against injustice and his unwavering dedication to the pursuit of human dignity.
The acclaimed author ofTo Sir, With Loverecalls his lifelong struggle against ignorance and racism while sharing a train ride with a bigoted white neighborOn a commuter train traveling from New Canaan, Connecticut, to New York's Grand Central Station, a well-heeled white suburbanite reluctantly takes the only available seat and eventually strikes up a conversation with the black man sitting next to him. The white businessman's verbal barrage of insensitive questions and offensive remarks incites a rage in his black neighbor that can barely be suppressed. But the offended rider is E. R. Braithwaiteformer Royal Air Force pilot, Cambridge graduate, schoolteacher, social worker, diplomat, and bestselling authorand he has triumphed over prejudice and hatred throughout his truly extraordinary life and multifaceted career.Against the backdrop of a short railway commute, E. R. Braithwaite powerfully recounts a personal history of remarkable accomplishments in the face of bigotry and hatred. Part memoir, part treatise on racial intolerance and oppression, and the ignorance that engenders them,Reluctant Neighborsis the unforgettable story of one man's continuous struggle against injustice and his unwavering dedication to the pursuit of human dignity.

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