Reaching Up for Manhood,
Two books written by black men who grew up in bad circumstances and escaped. Canada has a faint air of bluster or swagger in his writing, not distracting, but an unusual counterpoint to his discussions of feelings and social engineering. The three doctors use plenty of slang, and have equally grim anecdotes, but mostly come across as really sweet.
Problem with Texas-style access to education, of letting the top 10% of
each school into the desirable universities: thoe from the worst
schools will be terrifically behind in all sorts of knowledge; the
authors of The Pact manage to sound only exasperated
about getting through premed and med school surrounded by children and
friends of doctors, who understood a lot more of the system.
So wrote clew in
, History (20th c.).