- xvii, 294 p. ; 24 cm.
- Chronicles America's troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories: the transformation of a once-racist Birmingham school system; a Kansas City neighborhood's fight against housing discrimination; the curious racial divide of the Madison Avenue ad world; and a Louisiana Catholic parish's forty-year effort to build an integrated church.Contents: pt. 1. Letter from a Birmingham suburb : Bus kid ; A place apart ; Oreo ; What can brown do for you? ; Go Rebels? -- pt. 2. Planning for permanence : There goes the neighborhood ; "Have you seen the country club district?" ; 49/63 or fight ; Turf ; Desirable associations -- pt. 3. Why do black people drink Hawaiian Punch? : The old boys' network ; Mad black men ; A whole new bag ; The inescapable network ; What's Black about it? -- pt. 4. Canaan : The race that prays together ; The strange career of Jesus Christ ; The miracle of Grand Coteau ; In the wilderness ; Milk and honey.