Improving U.S. race relations is an old, stinky problem that requires a different solution than the one offered by a national conversation on race. Turning us and them into we is a goal that is achieved one cross-racial friend at a time.
Some of My Best Friends Are... The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Potential of Cross-Racial Friendships examines how factors such as leisure, politics, humor, faith, social media, and education influence the nature and intensity of cross-racial friendships. With engaging stories and inspiring anecdotes drawn from national focus groups, interviews, and analyses of survey results of contemporary patterns of adult friendships, this book offers a way to examine your own friendship patterns and what those patterns can tell you about healing divisions among different racial groups and fostering racial equity. A must-read for those interested in living more fully and authentically in today's racially complex society.