MY FIRST WHITE FRIEND. Confessions on Race, Love, and Forgiveness

New York: Viking Penguin, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author 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 forgivemess 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 harsh spotlight." 236 pages with acknowledgments. A fine copy in a fine jacket. Item #14715
ISBN: 0670859567

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