What's the Problem Now?: Black Grievances and White Guilt (Paperback)
What's the Problem Now? Black Grievances and White Guilt is an old white guy's witty and insightful account of his struggle to survive in New York City without becoming a racist. Unlike so many others in these uptight times of stifling seriousness and cartoonish certainty, he hasn't forgotten how to laugh at his race, or at another race. Anecdotes from a lifetime of "culture clashes" with black people are set against playful, non-dogmatic reflections on hot-button issues like black identity, white self-loathing, and racial conflict. This old white guy may not be a racist, but he admits our current infatuation with blackness has made him numb with "racial boredom." A tragicomedy for people of all shades.