The Resource Racism 101, Nikki Giovanni ; foreword by Virginia C. Fowler

Racism 101, Nikki Giovanni ; foreword by Virginia C. Fowler

Label
Racism 101
Title
Racism 101
Statement of responsibility
Nikki Giovanni ; foreword by Virginia C. Fowler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Racism 101, Nikki Giovanni indicts higher education for the inequities it perpetuates, contemplates the legacy of the 1960s, provides a survival guide for black students on predominantly white campuses (complete with razor-sharp comebacks to the dumb questions constantly asked of black students), and excoriates Spike Lee while offering her own ideas for a film about Malcolm X. And that is just for starters. She also writes about W.E.B. Du Bois, gardening, Toni Morrison, Star Trek, affirmative action, space exploration, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the role of griots, and the rape and neglect of urban schools. But to reduce Nikki Giovanni's essays to their subjects is to miss altogether their significance. As Virginia C. Fowler writes in her Foreword, "These pieces are artistic expressions of a particular way of looking at the world, featuring a performing voice capable of dizzying displays of virtuosity." Profoundly personal and blisteringly political, angry and funny, lyrical and blunt, Racism 101 will add an important chapter to the debate on American national values
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giovanni, Nikki
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.I55
LC item number
Z47 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Giovanni, Nikki
  • Giovanni, Nikki
  • Poets, American
  • African Americans
  • African American poets
  • Racism
  • African American poets
  • African Americans
  • Poets, American
  • Racism
  • Rassismus
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Soziale Situation
  • United States
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Racism 101, Nikki Giovanni ; foreword by Virginia C. Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It's elementary, my dear Watson" -- I. Prefatory: "To catch the conscience of the king" : Griots -- II. "Plighting troth beneath the sky" : Paper dolls, iron skillets, libraries, and museums ; I plant geraniums ; Remembering Fisk, thinking about Du Bois ; The sixties: a review of My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered by Howell Raines ; Black is the noun ; His name is Malcolm ; Shooting for the moon -- III. "Wind in the cotton fields" : Annual conventions of everyday subjects ; Pioneers: a guide ; This has nothing to do with you: a special message to African-American collegians ; Campus racism 101 ; A theory of patience -- IV. "But common things surprise us" : Coffee signs ; A letter from Nikki ; Memories are selective ; November 22 ; Virginia: my view ; Sisters, too ; My road to Virginia -- V. "At this lopsided crystal sweet moment" : Architecture ; Black American literature: an introduction ; Discourses: an introduction -- Glasses: for Toni Morrison ; Miss Piersall ; Meatloaf: a view of poetry ; Earthlings: the future tradition ; Appalachian Elders: the warm hearth writer's workshop -- VI. Postscript: "Falalalalalalalala."
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
203 p.
Isbn
9780688142346
Lccn
93029602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632148
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632148
Label
Racism 101, Nikki Giovanni ; foreword by Virginia C. Fowler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It's elementary, my dear Watson" -- I. Prefatory: "To catch the conscience of the king" : Griots -- II. "Plighting troth beneath the sky" : Paper dolls, iron skillets, libraries, and museums ; I plant geraniums ; Remembering Fisk, thinking about Du Bois ; The sixties: a review of My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered by Howell Raines ; Black is the noun ; His name is Malcolm ; Shooting for the moon -- III. "Wind in the cotton fields" : Annual conventions of everyday subjects ; Pioneers: a guide ; This has nothing to do with you: a special message to African-American collegians ; Campus racism 101 ; A theory of patience -- IV. "But common things surprise us" : Coffee signs ; A letter from Nikki ; Memories are selective ; November 22 ; Virginia: my view ; Sisters, too ; My road to Virginia -- V. "At this lopsided crystal sweet moment" : Architecture ; Black American literature: an introduction ; Discourses: an introduction -- Glasses: for Toni Morrison ; Miss Piersall ; Meatloaf: a view of poetry ; Earthlings: the future tradition ; Appalachian Elders: the warm hearth writer's workshop -- VI. Postscript: "Falalalalalalalala."
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
203 p.
Isbn
9780688142346
Lccn
93029602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632148
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632148

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