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Author:
Ralph Wiley
ISBN13:
978-0345409744
ISBN:
0345409744
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Publisher:
One World/Ballantine (April 7, 1997)
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Social Sciences
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4.1
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Dark Witness (One World). No one writing today has the incisiveness, the fire to dissect the world the way Ralph Wiley does

Dark Witness (One World). No one writing today has the incisiveness, the fire to dissect the world the way Ralph Wiley does. In Dark Witness he proves once again that he is one the most gifted writers chronicling life in the crucible that is late-twentieth century America.

Before this book Ralph Wiley was a regular on the ESPN show called sports reporters

Before this book Ralph Wiley was a regular on the ESPN show called sports reporters. As a young person from a small southern town, I had never heard anyone take the bold assertiveness that I heard in my neighborhood and articulate it on TV. I was proud happy and wanted to be him. So much so that I would miss church to watch the Sunday show and would set me career plans on being a sports journalist. It was not until this book came out that I realized that his focus on sports was not the attraction but his voice as a Black man at that time in history was what I was most attracted to.

Dark Witness : When Black People Should Be Sacrificed (Again). over the years I've Agreed & Disagreed with certain things Brother Wiley said but despite where I may have come down on certain things one thing never changed: the Brother was Bad with Hi. e made you think & Look. you had to question things & you had to Wonder the what if's. this Book continues in that vain of making you ponder the. subject matters. RIP He left us way to soon but his words are will always be with us. Society through Wiley's eyes is interesting. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 22 years ago.

Wiley responds, & is the Tolstoy of the Zulus-unless you find a profit in fencing off universal properties of mankind into exclusive tribal ownership. When Black People Should Be Sacrificed (Again). Wiley's aim is sometimes scattershot; he fails to hit the mark in a too-cute, surreal reverie on the .

In Dark Witness he proves once again that he is one of the most gifted writers chronicling life in the crucible that is late-twentieth .

In Dark Witness he proves once again that he is one of the most gifted writers chronicling life in the crucible that is late-twentieth- century America. Wiley brings to the debate his own inimitable style, a bold perspective that is without compromise and a voice that provokes laughter about society's weightiest dilemmas. Emerge"Humor is a formidable weapon, and Wiley puts it to outstanding use in this sharp-edged book. In Dark Witness he proves once again that he is one of the most gifted writers chronicling life in the crucible that is late-twentieth- century America.

Ralph Wiley (April 12, 1952 – June 13, 2004) was an American sports journalist who wrote for Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2. He was well known for his distinctive literary tone and his writings on race in America. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Wiley attended Knoxville College from 1972–75, where he played college football. After suffering an injury, he landed his first professional journalism job at the Knoxville Spectrum.

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"You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination. . . . Yes, take it all around, there is quite a good deal of information in the book. I regret this very much; but really it could not be helped." *Mark TwainLike his literary forebears *Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, and yes, Mark Twain *Ralph Wiley has some information to purvey. The news is not always good. But with Wiley's electrifying take on subjects from the black intelligentsia to The Bell Curve to O.J., Dark Witness is certain to outrage, entertain, and ultimately enlighten.The titles of his chapters say it all: "One Day, When I Was On Exhibit." "Why Black People Are So Stupid." "Why Niggers Steal, Are Violent, and Stay on Welfare." "Where Negroes Got All That Rhythm." "Whoopi-Do and Hughes 2." "Sin and Juice." Behind the explosive flash of these phrases simmer the intense honesty and searing self-reflection of a man burning for justice. Taking to heart Douglass's words that "it is not light that is needed, but fire . . . not the gentle shower, but thunder," Wiley, heir to the long tradition of "writer as activist," examines some of the most hotly debated issues of black life today and turns them inside out.No one writing today has the incisiveness, the fire to dissect the world the way Ralph Wiley does. In Dark Witness he proves once again that he is one of the most gifted writers chronicling life in the crucible that is late-twentieth- century America."Wiley brings to the debate his own inimitable style, a bold perspective that is without compromise and a voice that provokes laughter about society's weightiest dilemmas." *Emerge"Humor is a formidable weapon, and Wiley puts it to outstanding use in this sharp-edged book." *Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • As a white man I have found Wiley's books interesting because they allow me to see American society through another's eyes. As a high school history and political science teacher, I have used Wiley's essays to generate great discussions. I used his "Integration and desegregation" essay from "Why Black People Tend to Shout" as a different point view after viewing the "successes" of integration. I also use his essay about Arthur Ashe from "What Black People Should Do Now" after I have me students read part of "Days of Grace" for my Race and Politics unit. As far as "Dark Witness", the Twain material is interesting, but it is hard to comment on being limited in my knowledge on Twain however, the idea that "nigger" is reflected on the speaker rather than the subject and the "niggers and guvment" related to todays Congress are both interesting observations, which is why I like reading Wiley. On the O.J. essay, I find it troublesome that Wiley and other black people find Furman types as "loan officers, principals" etc. One question I would have is, unless they have been blatently racist, how does one know that they are in fact racist? The "Profuse Apology" essay is cool and one I will use with my students along with the "Why Black people are violent, on welfare..." The description of his sons basketball team is as entertaining as his description of the Lakers beating the 76ers in one of his other books. One other question, he states (I assume in jest) "What Black People Should Do Now", what would his answer be to the question "What should white people do now?" Also, no commentary of Farrakhan in Dark Witness? I'd like to see Wiley beam his powers of observation on Farrakhan. Doug Graney

  • over the years I've Agreed&Disagreed with certain things Brother Wiley said but despite where I may have come down on certain things one thing never changed: the Brother was Bad with His.He made you think&Look.you had to question things&you had to Wonder the what if's.this Book continues in that vain of making you ponder the subject matters.another Good Book.RIP He left us way to soon but his words are will always be with us.