Race and Excellence: My Dialogue with Chester Pierce (Hardback)
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Race and Excellence: My Dialogue with Chester Pierce (Hardback)

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Hardback 190 Pages / Published: 30/04/1998
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In Race and Excellence, Ezra Griffith, also an African American professor of psychiatry, engages Pierce in a dialogue with the goal of clarifying the interconnection between the personal and the professional in the lives of both black scholars. The text melds the story of Pierce's life and his achievements, with particular attention to his theories about the predictable nature of racist behavior and the responses of oppressed groups. Having earned his doctorate a generation after Pierce, Griffith approaches his conversation with Pierce as a face-to-face meeting between mentor and student.

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877456285
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 140 x 18 mm


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"In a racist world, African Americans always walk a tightrope. The narrowest of these strands carries the true gentleman across the pitfalls of self-indulgent black rage and self-immolating Uncle Tomness. Chester Pierce has made that difficult traverse all his life without a misstep, but his 'natural regality' would never have permitted him to tell us how he kept his balance. Fortunately, in this dialogue with his spirited young colleague Ezra Griffith, we discover how he managed this passage. There is wisdom here for people of all races about how to live both with passion and with amazing grace."--Alan A. Stone, past president, American Psychiatric Association


In a racist world, African Americans always walk a tightrope. The narrowest of these strands carries the true gentleman across the pitfalls of self-indulgent black rage and self-immolating Uncle Tomness. Chester Pierce has made that difficult traverse all his life without a misstep, but his 'natural regality' would never have permitted him to tell us how he kept his balance. Fortunately, in this dialogue with his spirited young colleague Ezra Griffith, we discover how he managed this passage. There is wisdom here for people of all races about how to live both with passion and with amazing grace. Alan A. Stone, past president, American Psychiatric Association"

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