Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall

Searching for A New Equality Beyond Black and White

Book - 2016
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Traces the evolution of the author's views on social justice, from his youth in the civil rights era to his current role as a cultural commentator on topics ranging from race and economic inequality to music and the influence of the media.
Publisher: New York, NY : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781618931719
1618931717
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Obstfeld, Raymond 1952-- Author

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ellensix Oct 18, 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a true renaissance man. Coming on the heels of his novel Mycroft Holmes, Writings on the Wall is relevant to nearly every social issue the US is struggling with in 2016: gender, race, religion, political party, and social status. Abdul-Jabbar makes an eloquent case for "political correctness." Spoiler alert: All human beings are created equal and deserve equal opportunities.

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ellensix Oct 18, 2016

We have to begin fixing the system by rejecting the notion that our political candidates are saviors. It's not the fault of typical politicians that the more they make insulting, vague and factually incorrect claims, the higher they poll. The fault is in our starry-eyed worship of style over substance, of entertaining personality over enlightened policy. (p. 27)

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