“[Black, White, Other] is an example of how we can talk about race with feeling, humor, and dignity.” – The New York Times
“No book is more likely to force a reader to confront his beliefs about race than this one.” – The Buffalo News
“Funderburg lets her subjects ask–and answer–the controversial, touchy questions that many wonder but few dare to pose.” – Indianapolis Star
What BWO Interviewees Say Today
It's been 20 years since Black, White, Other was first published, and this fall we marked that anniversary with a new and revised ebook edition, featuring a no-false-idols foreword from novelist Mat Johnson (Pym, Incognegro), high-res photos, and surprisingly tech-friendly updates, bells, and whistles. Sample the eBook here or at your favorite online retailer.
What has made Black, White, Other resonate so deeply — for so long and with so many — is the chorus of harmoniously dissonant voices that fill its pages. On the occasion of the ebook's release, the author has begun to track down BWO alum and ask them for comments about what has (or has not) changed since she interviewed them in the early 1990s. Here, once again, they speak for themselves: