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We speak for ourselves; a self-portrait of America

Irving Stone

We speak for ourselves; a self-portrait of America

by Irving Stone

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Published by Doubleday & Co. in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited and with an introduction by Irving Stone with Richard Kennedy. --
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 462 p.
Number of Pages462
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26559334M

D. Watkins is an Editor at Large for Salon. He is also an award winning professor at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project. Watkins is the author of the New York Times best-sellers “The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America” and "The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir."Watkins has lectured at countless universities, prisons and schools all over the.   D. Watkins February 8, PM (UTC) Excerpted from "We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America" by D. Watkins (Atria Books.

Celebrated author and activist D. Watkins joins us this month on the Free To Bmore Podcast to discuss his new book, "We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America." Listen as he retraces his steps from growing up in East Baltimore to becoming a nationally acclaimed thought-leader and how he seeks to empower kids in challenging.   Here are some of the most highly anticipated books that we can't wait to read in 20 books we're excited for in WATCH: peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world and start trusting the voice deep inside ourselves. Filled with powerful quotes, you may find yourself flipping back through Doyle.

the Black photo book. Whether it is an anthology with many contributors or a single-artist volume, the photo book— as a collection of images shaped by individual and communal visions—is especially suited to embrace the great variety of Black perspectives. While we know now that photographs can be falsified and can exert influence in ways.   About We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, with searing conviction and full compassion, D. Watkins lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their raw, intimate stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society.


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Built upon Watkins's own experiences, We Speak for Ourselves eases us into the bigger conversation about race and the various issues affecting poor black neighborhoods in America. Unapologetic and eye-opening, We Speak for Ourselves identifies and addresses a range of issues affecting these low-income communities--such as the trouble with misrepresentation and why we need /5(18).

We speak for ourselves; a self-portrait of America. [Irving Stone] -- Paints an exciting portrait of America as revealed through the minds and experiences of men and women in all walks of life who, from the time of the founding fathers right up to the present, have.

We Speak for Ourselves is a critical analysis of Black America specifically of those who claim to be leaders, the "voice of the people". A point made by D Watkins that is Black America is not a monolithic being, so why should there only be one p/5.

Book Description:From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, the New York Timesbestselling author of The Cook Uplays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society.

"In a time of blunt-bladed posturing and hyperbolized impact, We Speak For Ourselves, is a sharp gash into the psyche of America. Written as a relentless slice of his own life, Watkins avoids pretense as he puts language to his jagged experiences, not to encourage voyeurism, but to instead push people to grapple and wrestle with the real lives so many talking heads attempt to muzzle, then fictionalize/5(15).

We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America should be read by every individual who believes in equality, recognizes even to a small degree that it is a distant and seemingly unattainable dream for millions of people in the so-called Land of Opportunity, and who truly wants to do something to change it, and provide a chance for.

"In a time of blunt-bladed posturing and hyperbolized impact, We Speak For Ourselves, is a sharp gash into the psyche of America.

Written as a relentless slice of his own life, Watkins avoids pretense as he puts language to his jagged experiences, not to encourage voyeurism, but to instead push people to grapple and wrestle with the real lives so many talking heads attempt to muzzle, then ed on: Febru We Speak for Ourselves is an incredible read.

Now, D. Watkins walks with kings, but this book shows he has not lost the common touch, and he never will. In fact, his literary success has only sharpened his skills and commitment to the community that made him who he is/5(10). "In a time of blunt-bladed posturing and hyperbolized impact, We Speak For Ourselves, is a sharp gash into the psyche of America.

Written as a relentless slice of his own life, Watkins avoids pretense as he puts language to his jagged experiences, not to encourage voyeurism, but to instead push people to grapple and wrestle with the real lives so many talking heads attempt to muzzle, then fictionalize. We Speak for Ourselves offers an in-depth analysis of inner-city hurdles and honors the stories therein.

We sit in underfunded schools, walk the blocks burdened with police corruption, stand within an audience of Make America Great Again hats, journey from trap house to university lecture, and rally in neglected streets.

And we listen. In this thoughtful and humorous take on race in America, Watkins (The Beast Side), an essayist and professor, argues that experts who have “strangely no connection to the black people they claim.

We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America. Watkins introduces you to Down Bottom, the storied community of East Baltimore that holds a mirror to America’s poor black neighborhoods—“hoods” that could just as easily be in Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, or Atlanta.

“We Speak for Ourselves” offers the beginnings of a map forward, and in thought-provoking ideas, it’s rich. “We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America” by D.

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- Darnell L Moore, author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America "We Speak for Ourselves is full of insight into the America that serves as grist for the American dream.

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