The Resource Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of Black and White America, Zachary R. Wood

Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of Black and White America, Zachary R. Wood

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Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of Black and White America
Title
Uncensored
Title remainder
my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of Black and White America
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Zachary R. Wood
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rooted in his own powerful personal story, twenty-one-year-old Zachary Wood shares his dynamic perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions--in a world that sorely needs to learn to listen. As the president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, Zachary Wood knows all about intellectual controversy. From John Derbyshire to Charles Murray, there's no one Zach refuses to debate or engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs--sometimes vehemently so--and this controversial view has given him a unique platform on college campuses and in the media. But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story, and how he came to be a crusader for open dialogue and free speech. In Uncensored, he reveals for the first time how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, in an environment where the only way to survive was to resist the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and their perspectives. By sharing his troubled upbringing--from a difficult early childhood filled with pain, uncertainty, and conflict to the struggles of code-switching between his home in a rough neighborhood and his elite private school--Zach makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others, in a nation and a world that has never felt more polarized. In Uncensored, he hopes to foster a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations, both on campus and beyond"--
  • "Zachary Wood has some unpopular opinions at his elite liberal arts college. And he's not afraid to voice them. As the president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, Zach knows all about intellectual controversy. He strongly believes that the best way for our divided nation to move forward is to welcome all opinions and viewpoints--a belief that has provoked fierce opposition, derision, and even hate. From John Derbyshire to Charles Murray, there's no one Zach refuses to debate or engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs--sometimes vehemently so--and this controversial view has given him a unique platform on college campuses and in the media. But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story, how he came to be a crusader for open dialogue and free speech. In Uncensored, he reveals for the first time how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, in an environment where the only way to survive was to resist the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and their perspectives. By sharing his troubled upbringing--from a difficult early childhood filled with pain, uncertainty, and conflict to the struggles of code-switching between his home in a rough neighborhood and his elite private school--Zach makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others, in a nation and a world that has never felt more polarized. In Uncensored, he hopes to foster a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations, both on campus and beyond"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Wood, Zachary R
Dewey number
305.896/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.W663
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wood, Zachary R.
  • African Americans
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Race relations
  • Urban poor
  • Poor children
  • Street life
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Political and social views
  • Poor children
  • Race relations
  • Social conditions
  • Street life
  • Urban poor
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of Black and White America, Zachary R. Wood
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Crossroads -- Dads' Day -- One call -- Starting over again -- Comeback route -- The void -- Gravity -- Circling -- Friday nights -- Shoulder to the wheel -- Evolution
Control code
on1035945181
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9781524742454
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017046457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Uncensored : my life and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of Black and White America, Zachary R. Wood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crossroads -- Dads' Day -- One call -- Starting over again -- Comeback route -- The void -- Gravity -- Circling -- Friday nights -- Shoulder to the wheel -- Evolution
Control code
on1035945181
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 257 pages
Isbn
9781524742454
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017046457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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