Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America Book Review

The question of how to deal with the issue of race in America is at the very least, complicated and riddled with historical and political potholes.

Zachary R. Wood attempts to answer this question is his recently published biography, Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America.

For most of his childhood, Mr. Wood lived in two different worlds: the inner city where he lived with family and the elite (i.e. expensive) private schools that he attended where he was one of a handful of minority students. As he grew up and jumped back and forth between the two worlds, he came to certain conclusions on how we can finally face the thorny issue that is race in America.

I think everyone in America should read this book. The problem that Americans face these days is that we are so entrenched in our political and social beliefs that we are unable and/or unwilling to hear what the other side has to say about the argument. If we are to remove the barriers that keep us apart, we first must be willing to listen. Which is often the hardest part of the conversation.

I recommend it.

 

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