Best Minority Demographic Studies Books

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1. Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Author: by Thomas Sowell
384 pages

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This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted.

In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity-a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves “friends” of blacks.

An essay titled “The Real History of Slavery” presents a jolting re-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. The reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world, are explored in an essay that asks, “Are Jews Generic?” Misconceptions of German history in general, and of the Nazi era in particular, are also re-examined.

2. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: by Tom Wolfe
432 pages

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One of the most essential works on the 1960s counterculture, Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism. This is the seminal work on the hippie culture, a report on what it was like to follow along with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they launched the “Transcontinental Bus Tour” from the West Coast to New York, all while introducing acid (then legal) to hundreds of like-minded folks, staging impromptu jam sessions, dodging the Feds, and meeting some of the most revolutionary figures of the day.”An American classic” (Newsweek) that defined a generation.

“An astonishing book” (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the psychedelic 1960s.

3. The Freedom Writers Diary (20th Anniversary Edition): How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

Author: by The Freedom Writers
Crown (October 12, 1999)
448 pages

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic story of an incredible group of students and the teacher who inspired them, featuring updates on the students’ lives, new journal entries, and an introduction by Erin Gruwell Now a public television documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart In 1994, an idealistic first-year teacher in Long Beach, California, named Erin Gruwell confronted a room of unteachable, at-risk students.

She had intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust. She was met by uncomprehending looksnone of her students had heard of one of the defining moments of the twentieth century.

So she rebooted her entire curriculum, using treasured books such as Anne Frank’s diary as her guide to combat intolerance and misunderstanding. Her students began recording their thoughts and feelings in their own diaries, eventually dubbing themselves the Freedom Writers.

4. Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts

Author: by Blake Scott Ball
Oxford University Press
256 pages

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Despite-or because of-its huge popular culture status, Peanuts enabled cartoonist Charles Schulz to offer political commentary on the most controversial topics of postwar American culture through the voices of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang. In postwar America, there was no newspaper comic strip more recognizable than Charles Schulz’s Peanuts.

It was everywhere, not just in thousands of daily newspapers. For nearly fifty years, Peanuts was a mainstay of American popular culture in television, movies, and merchandising, from the Macy’sThanksgiving Day Parade to the White House to the breakfast table.

Most people have come to associate Peanuts with the innocence of childhood, not the social and political turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s. Some have even argued that Peanuts was so beloved because it was apolitical. The truth, as Blake Scott Ball shows, is that Peanuts was very political.

Whether itwas the battles over the Vietnam War, racial integration, feminism, or the future of a nuclear world, Peanuts was a daily conversation about very real hopes and fears and the political realities of the Cold War world. As thousands of fan letters, interviews, and behind-the-scenes documents reveal,Charles Schulz used his comic strip to project his ideas to a mass audience and comment on the rapidly changing politics of America.

5. Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class

Author: by Lawrence Otis Graham
Harper Perennial
448 pages

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“Fascinating….[Graham] has made a major contribution both to African-American studies and the larger American picture.” New York TimesDebutante cotillions. Million-dollar homes. Summers in Martha’s Vineyard. Membership in the Links, Jack & Jill, Deltas, Boule, and AKAs. An obsession with the right schools, families, social clubs, and skin complexion.

This is the world of the black upper class and the focus of the first book written about the black elite by a member of this hard-to-penetrate group. Author and TV commentator Lawrence Otis Graham, one of the nation’s most prominent spokesmen on race and class, spent six years interviewing the wealthiest black families in America.

He includes historical photos of a people that made their first millions in the 1870s. Graham tells who’s in and who’s not in the group today with separate chapters on the elite in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Nashville, and New Orleans.

A new Introduction explains the controversy that the book elicited from both the black and white communities.

6. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (King Legacy)

Author: by Martin Luther Dr. King Jr.
Beacon Press
256 pages

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In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education.

With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

7. The Iceman Inheritance: Prehistoric Sources of Western Man's Racism, Sexism and Aggression

Author: by Michael Bradley
Kayode Publications
229 pages

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The iceaan inheritance is the most glaring admission about the european’s attempt to dominate the world through racism. There are a large number of books on this subject but the writers tend to hedge on the subject by inferring that in spite of the atrocities and the racism brought to this world by the caucasian race,they have given the world some order,some technology and arts and letters of lasting benefit.

What the authors of these books do not take into consideration is that in spite of the contributions that benefit the world,europeans in their attempt at world domination created a disastrous climate for the world’s people.

8. When God Writes Your Love Story (Expanded Edition): The Ultimate Guide to Guy/Girl Relationships

Author: by Eric Ludy
304 pages

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In their most popular book, bestselling authors Eric and Leslie Ludy challenge singles to take a fresh approach to relationships in a culture where love has been replaced by cheap sensual passion. When God Writes Your Love Story shows that God’s way to true love brings fulfillment and romance in its purest, richest, and most satisfying form.

This new edition includes an extra chapter from Leslie Ludy about the surprises of life after marriage! I had dreamed of a perfect love story for my entire life. But somewhere in the midst of the endless cycle of temporary romances, my dreams had shattered.

How can I find a love worth waiting for? Lay the foundation nowwhether you’ve met your future spouse or notfor a lifelong romance. Bestselling authors Eric and Leslie Ludy invite you to discover how beautiful your love story can be when the Author of romance scripts every detail.

Story Behind the BookEric and Leslie Ludy want to offer an exciting vision of hope, proving that the Author of romance is alive and well and that true and lasting love can become a reality. Using the four secrets to an amazing love story, Eric and Leslie present a Christ-centered approach to building a relationship that will stand the test of time.

9. Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America

Author: by John McWhorter
Harper Perennial
320 pages

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Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter, born at the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era, spent years trying to make sense of this question. Now he dares to say the unsayable: racism’s ugliest legacy is the disease of defeatism that has infected black America.

Losing the Race explores the three main components of this cultural virus: the cults of victimology, separatism, and antiintellectualism that are making blacks their own worst enemies in the struggle for success. More angry than Stephen Carter, more pragmatic and compassionate than Shelby Steele, more forward-looking than Stanley Crouch, McWhorter represents an original and provocative point of view.

With Losing the Race, a bold new voice rises among black intellectuals.

10. Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural

Author: by Claudine Chiawei O'Hearn
272 pages

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As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common. Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one’s identity or origin. Simple questions like What are you? And Where are you from?

Aren’t answeredthey are discussed. These eighteen essays, joined by a shared sense of duality, address the difficulties of not fitting into and the benefits of being part of two worlds. Through the lens of personal experience, they offer a broader spectrum of meaning for race and culture.

And in the process, they map a new ethnic terrain that transcends racial and cultural division.

11. How the Irish Became White

Author: by Noel Ignatiev
233 pages

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‘from time to time a study comes along that truly can be called path breaking,’ seminal,’ essential,’ a must read.’ How the Irish Became White is such a study.’ John Bracey, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachussetts, Amherst The Irish came to America in the eighteenth century, fleeing a homeland under foreign occupation and a caste system that regarded them as the lowest form of humanity.

In the new country a land of opportunity they found a very different form of social hierarchy, one that was based on the color of a person’s skin. Noel Ignatiev’s 1995 book the first published work of one of America’s leading and most controversial historians tells the story of how the oppressed became the oppressors; how the new Irish immigrants achieved acceptance among an initially hostile population only by proving that they could be more brutal in their oppression of African Americans than the nativists.

This is the story of How the Irish Became White.

12. My Bondage and My Freedom (an African American Heritage Book)

Author: by Frederick Douglass
272 pages

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In Frederick Douglass’ autobiography My Bondage and My Freedom we can see the power of literacy and belief. Douglass transforms himself from slave to an abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the American civil rights movement with little more than force of will.

His breadth of his accomplishments gave hope to generations of people who came after him in their fight for civil rights.

13. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 & Manipulation THE MOST POWERFUL COLLECTION: 6 Books in 1 Dark Psychology – How To Analyze People – Master Your Emotions – … – Social Anxiety Solution – Mental Toughness

Author: by Henry Campbell
714 pages

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BEST SELLING AUTHOR ON AMAZON HUNDREDS OF COPIES SOLDNEW EDITION: JULY 2021Emotional intelligence is a precious social skill. It is the key to improving your life, building meaningful relationships, achieving incredible success at work. Do you want to enjoy these magnificent sensations from now on?

Then follow the path suggested by this complete collection, which will allow you to understand simply, step by step, your mind and that of others, increasing your insight in all situations, even the most stressful ones, making you incredibly more self-confident.

But a complete collection cannot fail to convey to you another very valuable skill, that of knowing how to recognize and manage manipulation.Why? Because the truth is, you have no choice! Whether you want to acknowledge it or not, whether you think it is good or bad, is irrelevant: you are constantly being manipulated.

Emotional intelligence is a valuable social skill to lead a better life but you will only be fully prepared when you can also master the techniques of dark psychology. And again, you would be insecure and stuck (and we two bad coaches), if we didn’t teach you how to manage your emotions, overcoming anxieties and fears, and developing resilience.


540 pages

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THE BOOK OF KHALLID chronicles the life and times of Khallid Abdul Muhammad, a notorious legend in the Black activist movement, and a militant prophet of today’s radical generation. Minister Khallid Muhammad (1948-2001) was the former security chief and fiery national spokesman for Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan.

Later, he became the leader of the New Black Panther Party. Khallid Abdul Muhammad is the only man in history to be formally condemned by the entire U.S. Congress and the White House. He was accused of racism and anti-Semitism.

A standout orator and revolutionary activist, Minister Khallid was stalked and hunted by the FBI counter-terrorism task force and other law enforcement agencies. The very controversial Dr. Khallid was also denounced by Reverend Jesse Jackson, moderate civil rights leaders, and then suspended by NOI leader Louis Farrakhan, who was in rapprochement attempts with Jewish groups.

However, in the spring of 1994, Khallid would rise; delivering riveting, televised lectures at Howard University, and he publicly dismantled talk show host Phil Donahue in a thrilling national TV debate. In May 1994, Minister Khallid was shot and almost assassinated by a Nation of Islam affiliate, James X Bess.

15. Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle (Vintage Departures)

Author: by Daniel L. Everett
320 pages

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A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirah, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirah with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity.

Everett quickly became obsessed with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirah have no counting system, no fixed terms for color, no concept of war, and no personal property. Everett was so impressed with their peaceful way of life that he eventually lost faith in the God he’d hoped to introduce to them, and instead devoted his life to the science of linguistics.

Part passionate memoir, part scientific exploration, Everett’s life-changing tale is riveting look into the nature of language, thought, and life itself.

16. American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow

Author: by Jerrold M. Packard
St. Martin's Griffin

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For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial “etiquette,” these rules governed nearly every aspect of lifeand outlined draconian punishments for infractions.

The purpose of Jim Crow was to keep African Americans subjugated at a level as close as possible to their former slave status. Exceeding even South Africa’s notorious apartheid in the humiliation, degradation, and suffering it brought, Jim Crow left scars on the American psyche that are still felt today.

American Nightmare examines and explains Jim Crow from its beginnings to its end: how it came into being, how it was lived, how it was justified, and how, at long last, it was overcome only a few short decades ago.

Most importantly, this book reveals how a nation founded on principles of equality and freedom came to enact as law a pervasive system of inequality and virtual slavery. Although America has finally consigned Jim Crow to the historical graveyard, Jerrold Packard shows why it is important that this scourgeand an understanding of how it happenedremain alive in the nation’s collective memory.