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Excellent excellent book This should be required reading for, well, everyone. Kareem Abdul Jabbar s book is full of the musings of a senior type citizen of the US.His book covers a wide range of topics, including American Politics, Racism, Religion, Gender, Class Struggle, News Media and Seniors The final chapter is a letter to Generation Z.Most every chapter offers Kareem s and co author Raymond Obstfeld s refreshingly progressive take along with suggestions to strengthen various streams of social justice.What I found particularly interesting was the historical resear Kareem Abdul Jabbar s book is full of the musings of a senior type citizen of the US.His book covers a wide range of topics, including American Politics, Racism, Religion, Gender, Class Struggle, News Media and Seniors The final chapter is a letter to Generation Z.Most every chapter offers Kareem s and co author Raymond Obstfeld s refreshingly progressive take along with suggestions to strengthen various streams of social justice.What I found particularly interesting was the historical research on the term American Dream Turns out, according to Kareem and Wikipedia , the term was made popular by James Truslow Adams, in his 1931 book The Epic of America.Kareem quotes from Adams definition T here has been also, the American dream, that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man and woman , with opportunity for each according to his or her ability or achievement It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position The irony is that Adams was speaking of an entirely different American Dream than the current president elect of the US was referring to in his campaign slogan And given the results of that election, Kareem s book is, if nothing else, prophetically significant.If you are a progressive thinking individual, Kareem s book will offer hope to get through the next four years If you aren t, you should probably read it anyway @Free Ebook í Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White ä A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans todaySince retiring from professional basketball as the NBA s all time leading scorer, six time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIMEHe now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non fiction in years He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country s seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African American, and a Muslim The book is not just a collection of expositions he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and offTimed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul Jabbar s topics are at the top of the national agenda Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full length features in the The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed Abdul Jabbar has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice Who knew Abdul Jabar a brilliant thinker writer Much food for thought on the state of American culture in this book Guessing his impact on America may be on par with Muhamed Ali s when all is said and done. Hard to rate this book as it is not my usual fare My son is an avid basketball fan and Kareem Abdul Jabbar is one of his heroes Not just his finesse as a player nor his popularity as a sports commentator, but also for his stance on social issues This book is a great way to introduce critical thinking and sociology to an otherwise typical teenage boy I think I will pass this onto my dad now as he is about the same age as Mr Abdul Jabbar, and is interested in both sports and social justice, I Hard to rate this book as it is not my usual fare My son is an avid basketball fan and Kareem Abdul Jabbar is one of his heroes Not just his finesse as a player nor his popularity as a sports commentator, but also for his stance on social issues This book is a great way to introduce critical thinking and sociology to an otherwise typical teenage boy I think I will pass this onto my dad now as he is about the same age as Mr Abdul Jabbar, and is interested in both sports and social justice, I feel this will be a great way to connect my son and my father around mutual topics of interest yet sparking some input from different points of view All in all this was a great read for me, butso as it will connect my family through a shared love of reading If you want a book on the meat of race in America, particularly race relations between blacks and whites, then I recommend this book Abdul Jabbar, not just an NBA great from the Los Angeles Lakers, but also a historian and a columnist for the Washington Post, pulls no punches, and lays things out for everyone to see It may sometimes make for slightly uncomfortable reading, but my feeling is that Abdul Jabbar isn t about making people feel comfortable The book was published before the 2016 Pre If you want a book on the meat of race in America, particularly race relations between blacks and whites, then I recommend this book Abdul Jabbar, not just an NBA great from the Los Angeles Lakers, but also a historian and a columnist for the Washington Post, pulls no punches, and lays things out for everyone to see It may sometimes make for slightly uncomfortable reading, but my feeling is that Abdul Jabbar isn t about making people feel comfortable The book was published before the 2016 Presidential election, but not before shootings in a North Carolina church, and the incidents in Ferguson and Dallas If ever one needs a wakeup call, a dose of reality, a gut level check, for the lingering issues of racism here in the states, this is one volume that you should take the time to read at least once It s highly relevant, in these uncertain times Insightful and thought provoking The book explores many issues so relevant today, including race relations, gender inequality, class struggle, and the news media In addition to talking about the issues, he offers solutions both at a government level and also at the individual level, with lots of data and history to back up his assertions. Every Human Being Needs To Read This Book And I may not have if I weren t participating in the Kalamazoo Public Library s Community Reading Program called Reading Together I look forward to Kareem s other books. Got an ARC through work I ve been pecking my way through this one during my commute it s an interesting take on a lot of issues the chapters on class, race, and feminism were particularly insightful and well supported with stats that were not your typical political blogger sort of stats But Abdul Jabbar s perspective tends to be above the fray he definitely has his opinions about the way the world should be, but he s not a polemicist I kept thinking I would get bored and set this book Got an ARC through work I ve been pecking my way through this one during my commute it s an interesting take on a lot of issues the chapters on class, race, and feminism were particularly insightful and well supported with stats that were not your typical political blogger sort of stats But Abdul Jabbar s perspective tends to be above the fray he definitely has his opinions about the way the world should be, but he s not a polemicist I kept thinking I would get bored and set this book aside, but then I kept going back to it, perhaps because it s not a barn burner and I can t handle hot takes any this election season This feels like the perfect book to give to that family member you don t see eye to eye with, but you want to explain something like Black Lives Matter to them and still be civil to each other at Thanksgiving, and you think they ll probably read it because everyone likes Kareem Abdul Jabbar, you know Kareem Abdul Jabbar is amazing He was a history major at UCLA and is obviously a very bright and thoughtful guy This book is engaging and insightful He is a major voice for sanity His celebrity assures that maybe others will hear what he has to say I hope so, because he makes a lot of sense and can express it in a way that others might not be turned off, as that sometimes are by Michael Moore or others I was very impressed.