Introduction / Imani Perry Movin' on up? : Segregation, integration, and assimilation / Mara Tapp, Gary Orfield, Arturo Vargas The greatest American ever : the radical, and human, Martin Luther King, Jr. / Tavis Smiley, Taylor Branch Too little thought, too little action? : Black leaders and intellectuals / Jesse Jackson Myths, distortions, and history : affirmative action / Ward Connerly Rainbow collision? : Black, white, and brown / Mara Tapp, Angelo Falcon Membership has its privileges : coloring white identities / Ray Suarez, David Roediger, Peggy McIntosh, Anna Meigs The Mexicans are coming : immigration and the borders of fear / Maria Hinojosa [et al.} I say Yo, you say Oy : blacks, Jews, and love / Elliot A. Ratzman Can we all get along? : Racial friction and the beloved community / Marianne Williamson Homelands, homegirls, and homefronts : the politics of Black love / Cornel West Where is the love? : Condoleezza Rice and black folk / Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Kathy Lee Gifford General principles : Colin Powell's compassionate conservatism / Juan Williams Dying for attention : gun obsession and American violence / Bill Press, Mary Matalin, Michael Medved The stakes are high : violence, hip-hop, and the United States Senate / John McCain, John Kerry Million heirs : marching toward manhood / Liane Hansen, Joe Klein In his own hands : black male intensity and Latrell Sprewell's American dream / Roy Suarez, Len Elmore Is Dave Chappelle crazy? : The price of fame and the paranoid style / Keith Murphy The Empire keeps track : 9/11, race, and religion / Jeremy Earp Who's to blame? : Victims, survivors, and agents in Hurricane Katrina / Lynn Neary, Juan Williams The humor in the hurt : politically incorrect reflections on Hurricane Katrina / Stephen Colbert Sorry seems to be the hardest word : apologies and reparations for slavery / Bobbie Battista, David Horowitz Still some juice left : O.J. ten years later / Ofra Bikel Weapons of mass seduction : the War in Iraq and inside US / Bill Maher, Ann Coulter, Dennis Miller Bill paid : philanthropy or social justice? / Debra Dickerson ResponsiBillity : Cosby's conservative turn / Ted Koppel, Shelby Steele Shock (jock) therapy? : Bills of right / Bill O'Reilly Poor excuse : Cosby and the politics of disgust / Damian Bruce.
A collection of the author's previously unpublished intellectual encounters on race with some of today's most influential thinkers and politicians, including Jesse Jackson, Stephen Colbert, Ann Coulter, and Ted Koppel.