New York: Viking Press, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. This copy is signed and inscribed on the title page. "God help me, I stopped hating white people on purpose about a year ago." With that daring confession, African-American journalist Patricia Raybon begins this book; a piercing account of how she decided, in midlife, to stop hating white America. In a hypnotic narrative that is part journal, part memoir, part social analysis, Raybon discovers that racial forgiveness is a dangerous choice. But the risk isn't in learning to love white people, it's in learning to love herself. "That is the real matter. And it takes a harsch spotlight."
237 pages. A fine copy in cloth in a fine dust jacket. Item #14514