To many, the situation for black Americans in the world today seems hopeless. In Dirty Laundry, author Lavelle presents his personal view of race relations in the world and how these relations have affected both the black and white culture.
Through a series of essays, Lavelle describes the current state of black culture, examines the elements that have caused the erosion of the black community, and describes what the future holds for black Americans. Dirty Laundry presents Lavelle's thoughts on array of topics relevant to the black community: • Race issues in the world • Segregation versus integration • Black social and cultural issues • The role of the police and the justice system in the black world • Parents and crime • Athletes and sports
While sharing his opinions and views, Lavelle suggests actions that can be taken that would improve the future for both black Americans and the United States as a whole.