For my American family -- Waking up in the middle of some American dreams -- Of those so close beside me, which are you? -- Where are we and whose country is this anyway? -- Alternative commencement address at Dartmouth College, June 14, 1987 -- Inside America: "My perfect soul shall manifest me rightly" -- Don't you talk about my Momma! -- Park slope: Mixing it up for good -- Finding the haystack in the needle, or, the whole world of America and the challenge of higher education -- The mountain and the man who was not God -- America in confrontation with democracy, or, the meaning of the Jesse Jackson campaign. (cont.) Finding the way home -- Wrong or white -- Unrecorded agonies -- No chocolates for breakfast -- Waiting for a taxi -- The dance of revolution -- Where is the rage? -- On war and war and war and ... -- A new politics of sexuality -- Toward a manifest new destiny -- Can I get a witness? -- Requiem for a champ.