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The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America
The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America
A controversial case, a controversial ruling-the compelling story of a black man's journey through a mostly white world

Featuring a new Afterword for the paperback edition

Larry Mungin spent his life preparing to succeed in the white world. He looked away from racial inequality and hostility, believing he'd make it if he worked hard and played by the rules. He rose from a Queens housing project to Harvard Law School, and went on to practice law at major corporate firms. But just at the point when he thought he'd make it, when he should have been considered for partnership, he sued his employer for racial discrimination. The firm claimed it went out of its way to help Larry because of his race, while Larry thought he'd been treated unfairly. Was Larry a victim of racial discrimination, or just another victim of the typical dog-eat-dog corporate law culture? A thought-provoking courtroom drama with the fast pace of a commercial novel, The Good Black asks readers to rethink their ideas about race and is a fascinating look at the inner workings of the legal profession.

"Superb and provocative . . . It will rivet anyone wondering why the struggle to racially integrate corporate America has made such scant progress."-The Washington Post

Here is the quintessential American success story: a young African American boy from an inner-city neighborhood makes good and goes to Harvard Law School, then on to a promising career in a prestigious law firm. In Paul M. Barrett's unsettling The Good Black, however, the rags-to-riches formula goes terribly awry. Barrett's subject is his former college roommate, Lawrence Mungin. As a child in the all-black Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Mungin had learned at his mother's knee that he was "a human being first, an American second, and a black third." Hard work and good grades got him into Harvard. After several years as an associate at law firms in Atlanta and Houston, Mungin signed on with the Washington, D.C., firm of Katten Muchin & Zavis, hoping at last to achieve his dream of full partnership. What he got instead was the end of his career.
The facts of what happened to Lawrence Mungin are indisputable: demeaning work, insulting treatment, zero advancement; what is in question is why he was treated in such a way. When Mungin took his complaint to court, he claimed racial discrimination; Katten Muchin & Zavis didn't deny their mistreatment but insisted that, far from being racially motivated, it was simply the way the firm treated all its employees. Barrett, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, chronicles Mungin's life, his lawsuit, and the bitter aftermath of the trial in a book that raises more questions than it answers--questions about the American way of doing business that should trouble every American, white or black.

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Vernon E. Jordan Jr., 2005 by Bradley Stevens, Oil on Linen
Vernon E. Jordan Jr., 2005 by Bradley Stevens, Oil on Linen
In his early career, Vernon Jordan played an important role in the civil rights movement, heading the United Negro College Fund in the 1960s and serving as president of the National Urban League (1972-81). His contributions were primarily in the building of organizational strength and infrastructure. After being seriously wounded by a white supremacist sniper in 1980, Jordan changed career direction, from civil rights to law and politics. He became a partner in the Washington law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauser & Feld and led President Bill Clinton's transition team. During the Clinton years, Jordan not only played an important role in that administration but became a key adviser in the Democratic Party. He is also viewed as an influential spokesman in the business world, serving on the corporate boards of such institutions as American Express and Dow Jones.
Acacia Life Insurance Building
Acacia Life Insurance Building
Acacia Life Insurance Building, now home to a law firm, at 51 Louisiana Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. "On March 3, 1869 President Andrew Johnson signed the Congressional Act chartering the Masonic Mutual Relief Association that became Acacia Life Insurance Company. Bult as its heaquarters and occupied by Acacia until 1997, the building serves as an example of American neoclassic art deco Architecure by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, New York - Designers of the Empire State Building. The Griffins, mythological creatures that guarded the treasures of Scythia, were designed by Edmond R. Amateis, who also designed the bronze doors, west facade, US Captiol."

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