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When race becomes real : Black and White writers confront their personal histories

Author: Bernestine Singley
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This riveting collection of personal stories, all commissioned specifically for this book, reveals the racial hopes, fears, fury and triumphs of black and white writers of all stripes. These stories refuse to tiptoe around the issue, don't wax nostalgic, preach sermons, or act as expert witnesses; in this book they are willing, for the first time, to bare their souls and tell the truth.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Biography Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
When race becomes real.
Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2002
(DLC) 2002002894
(OCoLC)49249664
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernestine Singley
OCLC Number: 606854976
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 335 pages) : portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Bernestine Singley --
Genesis. Race story / Jim Schutze. Crazy sometimes / Leonard Pitts, Jr. Experiences and memories / Robert Coles. The night I stopped being a negro / Les Payne. Son of the south / John Seigenthaler, Sr. Talking white / Kimberly Springer. Central Park samaritan / Natalie Angier. It all started with my parents / Lucy Gibson --
Fear and longing. Race, rage, and the Ace of Spades / Julianne Malveaux. To make them stand in fear / David Bradley. Passing / Theresa M. Towner. Black and white / Robert Jensen. For colored girls who have resisted homogenization when the rainbow ain't enough / Joycelyn K. Moody. Anatomy of a fairy princess / Patricia J. Williams. A rambling response to the play Marie Christine / Kalamu ya Salaam. Black, white, and seeing red all over / Shawn E. Rhea. Race fatigue / Ira J. Hadnot --
Exodus. Choosing to be black : the ultimate white privilege? / Beverly Daniel Tatum. White like me : race and identity through majority eyes / Tim Wise. Traveling with white people / Colleen J. McElroy. Race : a discussion in ten parts, plus a few moments of unsubstantiated theory and one inarguable fact / Kiini Ibura Salaam. A funky fresh talented tenth / Touré. On acting white : mother-daughter talk / Lisa Dodson, Odessa Dorian Cole. Country music / Susan Straight. One summer evening / Noel Ignatiev. Spelling lesson / Carlton Winfrey. Jasper, Texas elegy / Bernestine Singley. All souls : civil rights from Southie to Soweto and back / Michael Patrick MacDonald. Pictures in black and white / Hanna Griffiths.
Responsibility: edited by Bernestine Singley ; epilogue by Derrick Bell.
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This riveting collection of personal stories, all commissioned specifically for this book, reveals the racial hopes, fears, fury and triumphs of black and white writers of all stripes. These stories refuse to tiptoe around the issue, don't wax nostalgic, preach sermons, or act as expert witnesses; in this book they are willing, for the first time, to bare their souls and tell the truth.

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