Our Kind of People Inside America's Black Upper Class

ISBN-10: 0060984384

ISBN-13: 9780060984380

Edition: 2000

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Debutante cotillions. Million-dollar homes. Summers in Martha's Vineyard. Membership in the Links, Jack & Jill, Deltas, Boule, and AKAs. An obsession with the right schools, families, social clubs, and skin complexion. This is the world of the black upper class and the focus of the first book written about the black elite by a member of this hard-to-penetrate group. Author and TV commentator Lawrence Otis Graham, one of the nation's most prominent spokesmen on race and class, spent six years interviewing the wealthiest black families in America. He includes historical photos of a people that made their first millions in the 1870s. Graham tells who's in and who's not in the group today with separate chapters on the elite in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Nashville, and New Orleans. A new Introduction explains the controversy that the book elicited from both the black and white communities.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction to the HarperPerennial Edition
Preface
The Origins of the Black Upper Class
Jack and Jill: Where Elite Black Kids Are Separated from the Rest
The Black Child Experience: The Right Cotillions, Camps, and Private Schools
Howard, Spelman, and Morehouse: Three Colleges That Count
The Right Fraternities and Sororities
The Links and the Girl Friends: For Black Women Who Govern Society
The Boule, the Guardsmen, and Other Groups for Elite Black Men
Vacation Spots for the Black Elite
Black Elite in Chicago
Black Elite in Washington, D.C.
Black Elite in New York City
Black Elite in Memphis
Black Elite in Detroit
Black Elite in Atlanta
Other Cities for the Black Elite: Nashville, New Orleans, Tuskegee, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia
Passing for White: When the "Brown Paper Bag Test" Isn't Enough
Afterword
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Photography Credits
Index
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