BOOK REVIEW: 'My Times' shows race relations have a long way to go

Monday, February 15, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 10:34 a.m. CST, Monday, February 15, 2010

Gerald Boyd was more than just another name on the New York Times masthead. As the first black managing editor of the Times, Boyd represents to many in journalism what President Obama supposedly represents to the presidency: evidence we live in a “post-racial” society. Boyd’s posthumous memoir "My Times in Black and White," however, reveals the story behind the front-page headlines. The truth, as Boyd sees it, is much more complicated.