Special Repeat Broadcast: Black Elite

Julia Boyd Author, Can I Get A Witness?: For Sisters When the Blues is More Than a Song [EP Dutton, 1998] Author, In the Company of My Sisters: Black Women and Self-Esteem [EP Dutton, 1993] Psychotherapist Lawrence Otis Graham Author, Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class [Harper Collins, l999 Lawyer and leading commentator on race Contributing editor, "U.S. News and World Report" Ellis Cose Contributing editor, Newsweek magazine Author, Rage of the Priveleged Class [Norton, l993] Debutante balls, boarding schools, exclusive social clubs, summers on the Vineyard — sounds like a year in the life of the white upper class. But it also describes the world of America's black elite - a virtually invisible network of families that has created its own closed world with complex rules for behavior and membership. The show's on tape, so no calls please. Join Ray Suarez for a look inside the insular world of black society.

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