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by John Howard Griffin
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Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 3 years ago
This book is the diary of John Howard Griffin, a journalist who decided to conduct a social experiment about segregation in the American South. In the winter of 1959, John started taking vitiligo pills to turn his skin dark brown. He left upper-class white society to travel through the South as an u...
LulzCat Reviews
LulzCat Reviews rated it 5 years ago
I remember reading this for a psychology class in college and I loved it.
The Reason For Reading
The Reason For Reading rated it 5 years ago
Have to read this for school in a couple of weeks, so thought I'd just add it now :) And apparently we need permission to read this book from our parents, which I think is ridiculous. But I am really excited to read this... the premiss sounds really good!
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 7 years ago
I can't say enough good things about this book. I thank men like John Howard Griffin who took a stand against racism despite the fact that their own people were vehemently against it. This entire book was a fantastic sociological and journalistic investigation of colour relations in the South in the...
paigeawesome rated it 9 years ago
I had heard about this book for so long, I wondered why I'd never read it. So glad I finally decided to!I kind of wish someone would do this experiment again. I mean, it feels like we've come an awful long way from 1959, and in a lot of significant ways I think we have. But I can't give an accurate ...
Kiwiria rated it 12 years ago
I found this book fascinating and shocking at the same time. I know it took place almost 50 years ago, but that people can treat other people as less than human, just because of the colour of their skin... It makes me so angry. Especially people who claim to be Christians and yet see nothing wrong w...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
[These notes made in 1983:]. This remains a fundamentally disturbing book, for all that it's 20 years old, and predates the big Civil Rights movement. For we'd like to be able to say that things have changed entirely for the better, and though they have to some extent, the poverty, the hatred, the f...
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