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

Wood, Zachary R., (author.).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 921 WOOD (Text) 9781524742447S On Order On order -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch B WOO (Text) 78551000537276 Biography Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial B WOOD, ZACHARY WOOD (Text) 33946003364697 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 10/05/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524742447
  • ISBN: 1524742449
  • Physical Description: x, 257 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Crossroads -- Dads' Day -- One call -- Starting over again -- Comeback route -- The void -- Gravity -- Circling -- Friday nights -- Shoulder to the wheel -- Evolution.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
1040L Lexile
Subject: Wood, Zachary R. > Political and social views.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
African Americans > Biography.
Interpersonal communication.
Interpersonal relations.
Race relations.
Urban poor > Washington (D.C.) > Social conditions.
Poor children > Washington (D.C.)
Street life > Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) > Social conditions.
United States > Race relations > 21st century.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Nonfiction.

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