Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class (Paperback)

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by Lawrence Otis Graham

*out of print*


Now a TV series on FOX starring Morris Chestnut, Yaya DaCosta, Nadine Ellis, and Joe Morton.
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.

About the Author

Lawrence Otis Graham was an American attorney, political analyst, cultural influencer, and New York Times best-selling author. He passed away on February 19, 2021 at the age of 59. He was born on December 25, 1961 to Richard and Betty Graham in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up upper-middle class. After graduating from Princeton University and Harvard Law, Graham worked as a corporate lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and as a real estate attorney at Cuddy & Feder. He was the author of 14 non-fiction books on the subject of politics, education, race, and class in America.

Product Details

Category: African-American Studies

Language: English

Format/Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

ISBN: 0060984384  

EAN: 978-0060984380

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Date Published: December 22, 1999

Pages: 448

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