From Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine, Blackballed is an explosive and controversial book that rips the veil off America's hidden secret: America's colleges have fostered a racist environment that makes them hostile spaces for African American students. Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties and songs and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women.
Meet Keisha Montez: a gorgeous college student on the brink of stardom. All she has to do is put her assets to work.... Blessed with a body that won't quit, Keisha is also one very smart, tough woman with big hopes for her future - a future where she'll do whatever it takes to make enough money to get through school and see her dreams become reality....
This issue contains seven articles: "Ask the Iraqis", by Lawrence Wright; "Having One for Che", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Well-Tempered Web", by Alex Ross; "Fallen Idols", by David Denby; "Sparky from St. Paul", by John Updike; "A Paler Shade of White", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Nocturnes", by Anthony Lane.