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Beyond the whiteness of whiteness : memoir of a white mother of Black sons

Author: Jane Lazarre
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1996.
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"I am Black," Jane Lazarre's son tells her. "I have a Jewish mother, but I am not 'biracial.' That term is meaningless to me." She understands, she says - but he tells her, gently, that he doesn't think so, that she can't understand this completely because she is white. Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness is Jane Lazarre's memoir of coming to terms with this painful truth, of learning to look into the nature of

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lazarre, Jane.
Beyond the whiteness of whiteness.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1996
Named Person: Jane Lazarre
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Lazarre
ISBN: 0822318261 9780822318262 0822320444 9780822320449 9780822378167 0822378167
OCLC Number: 34077312
Description: xxi, 140 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The Richmond Museum of the Confederacy --
Color Blind: The Whiteness of Whiteness --
Passing Over --
reunions, Retellings, Refrains --
A Color with No Precise Name.
Responsibility: Jane Lazarre.


Recalling events that opened her eyes to her sons' and husband's experience as Black Americans or her own revealing missteps, the author describes a movement from silence to voice, to a commitment to  Read more...


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