Black Magic

Black Magic
Title Black Magic PDF eBook
Author Chad Sanders
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 288
Release 2022-02-08
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1982104236

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A “daring, urgent, and transformative” (Brené Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead) exploration of Black achievement in a white world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and champions. “I remember the day I realized I couldn’t play a white guy as well as a white guy. It felt like a death sentence for my career.” When Chad Sanders landed his first job in lily-white Silicon Valley, he quickly concluded that to be successful at work meant playing a certain social game. Each meeting was drenched in white slang and the privileged talk of international travel or folk concerts in San Francisco, which led Chad to believe he needed to emulate whiteness to be successful. So Chad changed. He changed his wardrobe, his behavior, his speech—everything that connected him with his Black identity. And while he finally felt included, he felt awful. So he decided to give up the charade. He reverted to the methods he learned at the dinner table, or at the Black Baptist church where he’d been raised, or at the concrete basketball courts, barbershops, and summertime cookouts. And it paid off. Chad began to land more exciting projects. He earned the respect of his colleagues. Accounting for this turnaround, Chad believes, was something he calls Black Magic, namely resilience, creativity, and confidence forged in his experience navigating America as a Black man. Black Magic has emboldened his every step since, leading him to wonder: Was he alone in this discovery? Were there others who felt the same? In “pulverizing, educational, and inspirational” (Shea Serrano, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Basketball (And Other Things)) essays, Chad dives into his formative experiences to see if they might offer the possibility of discovering or honing this skill. He tests his theory by interviewing Black leaders across industries to get their take on Black Magic. The result is a revelatory and essential book. Black Magic explores Black experiences in predominantly white environments and demonstrates the risks of self-betrayal and the value of being yourself.

How to Sell Out

How to Sell Out
Title How to Sell Out PDF eBook
Author Chad Sanders
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 0
Release 2025-02-04
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1982190876

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A timely, vulnerable, and cutting-edge exploration of the pressures and pitfalls of writing while Black in America in this urgently needed addition to the national conversation of race, money, and art. In the summer of 2020, when the nation was erupting in protest over the murder of George Floyd, Chad Sanders was elated. Why? After years of struggling to get his footing as a writer, he’d finally landed a New York Times op-ed. He wrote an essay about the hollow messages of concern he’d been receiving from white friends and colleagues. It went viral, and in the years that followed, he built a solid career as a creator—of books, podcasts, TV shows, and films—by mining his most painful experiences of being Black in America. Black pain for white money. For Sanders, this was a lucrative trade. One he thought he could work for the rest of his life. But it didn’t take long for him to realize he, like so many other writers, was getting the short end of the stick. In How to Sell Out, Sanders draws on his personal experiences to offer a wry, darkly comic look at the invisible realities of making a living as a Black writer who writes about race. He relays stories of his time in the tech business, his experiences in TV writers’ rooms, his childhood participation in Jack and Jill, his family and relationships, and the struggles of sharing his racial trauma in exchange for cash. Combining meditations on historical and current events and the intersection of race and class with short creative essays, Sanders sculpts a freewheeling arc that is as funny as it is moving and thought-provoking.

Greatest Speeches of Historic Black Leaders

Greatest Speeches of Historic Black Leaders
Title Greatest Speeches of Historic Black Leaders PDF eBook
Author Ben C. Anagwonye
Publisher
Pages
Release 2009
Genre Speeches, addresses, etc
ISBN 9789784818520

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Jewish Book World

Jewish Book World
Title Jewish Book World PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 240
Release 2000
Genre Jews
ISBN

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Who's who Among African Americans

Who's who Among African Americans
Title Who's who Among African Americans PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 1510
Release 2008
Genre African Americans
ISBN

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print
Title Subject Guide to Books in Print PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 3310
Release 1997
Genre American literature
ISBN

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Books In Print 2004-2005

Books In Print 2004-2005
Title Books In Print 2004-2005 PDF eBook
Author Ed Bowker Staff
Publisher R. R. Bowker
Pages 3274
Release 2004
Genre Reference
ISBN 9780835246422

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