White Like Me

Author: Tim Wise
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764707
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With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are “white like him.” He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so. Using anecdotes instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly, analytical and yet accessible.

Black Like Kyra White Like Me

Author: Judith Vigna
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497683416
Size: 52.77 MB
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Kyra is Christy’s best friend from the youth center. Matt and Julie are Christy’s best friends on her block. When Kyra’s African-American family moves into Christy’s white neighborhood, Christy learns a hard lesson about prejudice.

White Like Me

Author: Brett Murray
ISBN: 9780620292665
Size: 35.37 MB
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Black Like Me White Like Me

Author: Jane Moore
ISBN: 9781441540027
Size: 66.57 MB
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"The baby's cute . . . why don't you adopt her?" "If her own mother doesn't want her, why would I?" This conversation took place between two nurses in the delivery room right aft er I was born to a 16-year old unmarried mother. This was a precursor of the kind of struggle my life would be unti l I stood up and shouted, "I AM SOMEBODY!" Why did it take me so long??? I don't want you to think I am harping on the bad things that happened in my life. Despite everything, I am an incredibly positi ve person, who has taken a licking and kept right on ti cking! My saving grace is mentoring, and standing up for those who just need someone to stand up for them. Maybe one of these days, I will be more able to stand up for myself. I'm getti ng there. This is just my life, honey, simply the way it is. I am telling you my story. This is a story about success, and giving back to a community that mostly kicked me in the teeth.

White Like Me

Publisher: Oivvio Polite
ISBN: 9789197690904
Size: 15.67 MB
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Cultures Of United States Imperialism

Author: Amy Kaplan
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822314134
Size: 63.94 MB
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Cultures of United States Imperialism represents a major paradigm shift that will remap the field of American Studies. Pointing to a glaring blind spot in the basic premises of the study of American culture, leading critics and theorists in cultural studies, history, anthropology, and literature reveal the "denial of empire" at the heart of American Studies. Challenging traditional definitions and periodizations of imperialism, this volume shows how international relations reciprocally shape a dominant imperial culture at home and how imperial relations are enacted and contested within the United States. Drawing on a broad range of interpretive practices, these essays range across American history, from European representations of the New World to the mass media spectacle of the Persian Gulf War. The volume breaks down the boundary between the study of foreign relations and American culture to examine imperialism as an internal process of cultural appropriation and as an external struggle over international power. The contributors explore how the politics of continental and international expansion, conquest, and resistance have shaped the history of American culture just as much as the cultures of those it has dominated. By uncovering the dialectical relationship between American cultures and international relations, this collection demonstrates the necessity of analyzing imperialism as a political or economic process inseparable from the social relations and cultural representations of gender, race, ethnicity, and class at home. Contributors. Lynda Boose, Mary Yoko Brannen, Bill Brown, William Cain, Eric Cheyfitz, Vicente Diaz, Frederick Errington, Kevin Gaines, Deborah Gewertz, Donna Haraway, Susan Jeffords, Myra Jehlen, Amy Kaplan, Eric Lott, Walter Benn Michaels, Donald E. Pease, Vicente Rafael, Michael Rogin, José David Saldívar, Richard Slotkin, Doris Sommer, Gauri Viswanathan, Priscilla Wald, Kenneth Warren, Christopher P. Wilson

Somebody In The White House Looks Like Me

Author: Rosetta L. Hopkins
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475980191
Size: 31.52 MB
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In 2008, the United States made history when it elected the first African American to serve as its country’s president. This was a momentous occasion for both black and white Americans. In Somebody in the White House Looks like me, author Rosetta L. Hopkins shares interviews of average people in the black community to reveal how they felt about the election of a black president and his inauguration and what their expectations of the new president-elect were at the time. Ms. Hopkins interviewed ordinary black people ages sixteen to ninety-three of both sexes and from a broad occupational spectrum to capture their feelings and thoughts about the election of the first black president. Including original poetry and photos, Somebody in the White House Looks like Me documents the interviewees’ emotions of joy or disbelief as they discuss their recollections on the state of America today and in the past. Recording the silent and unheard voices of everyday black people whose opinions are often neglected, Somebody in the White House Looks like Me recognizes that moment in time when the division among the races was minimized for a greater good.

When You Say My Name Just Whisper

Author: JB Welzenbach
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493153455
Size: 37.82 MB
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When you say my name Just Whisper is the first of a series of nonfiction works based on four worlds existing simultaneously intertwined through a series of windows. In this first book, Val Orr is thrust from the safety and security of his home into the world of Necturn where he learns how to use powers; but not fast enough to save his sister. He then follows his sisters killers through a window to the earth world where he almost loses his life. Look closely at the picture of Val Orr. This is a very real earth person. You may have gone to school with him, saw him in the Parks of Montana, or in Seattle, or played sports against him. At the end of the book, he has to leave the earth world as he fights for his life in the battle he fought.

Love Me Black Or Love Me White

Author: Agnes Arany
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440116261
Size: 80.64 MB
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Twenty-three-year-old Anna is mesmerized when she meets thirty-one-year-old Edmund, a medical student attending a university in Budapest, Hungary. While Anna sees nothing wrong with her relationship with Edmund, her parents and others are critical of her dating a black man from Kenya. In this lead story in a collection of seven, "Love Me Black or Love Me White" describes the hypocrisy of the communist regime as well as the world seeing only skin color instead of human beings. The stories in Love Me Black or Love Me White are charged with contemporary interest-human dignity in an indifferent world as seen through the eyes of author Agnes Arany. Based on real events, each story takes place in a different country. "Violations" originated from Arany's experiences as an interpreter in the Soviet Union and witnessing the roots of Communism. "Wives are Best When Thrashed," "The Old Hindu" and "Palm Branch and Typhoon" arose from her personal observations while traveling abroad. A keen observer of the reality around her, Arany harbors sympathy for the world's downtrodden and explores these issues in this collection. Love Me Black or Love Me White describes the world as she sees it and demonstrates that life itself is the best storyteller.

Neo Segregation Narratives

Author: Brian Norman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820337358
Size: 44.49 MB
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This study of what Brian Norman terms a neo-segregation narrative tradition examines literary depictions of life under Jim Crow that were written well after the civil rights movement. From Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, to bestselling black fiction of the 1980s to a string of recent work by black and nonblack authors and artists, Jim Crow haunts the post-civil rights imagination. Norman traces a neo-segregation narrative tradition--one that developed in tandem with neo-slave narratives--by which writers return to a moment of stark de jure segregation to address contemporary concerns about national identity and the persistence of racial divides. These writers upset dominant national narratives of achieved equality, portraying what are often more elusive racial divisions in what some would call a postracial present. Norman examines works by black writers such as Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, David Bradley, Wesley Brown, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Colson Whitehead, films by Spike Lee, and other cultural works that engage in debates about gender, Black Power, blackface minstrelsy, literary history, and whiteness and ethnicity. Norman also shows that multiethnic writers such as Sherman Alexie and Tom Spanbauer use Jim Crow as a reference point, extending the tradition of William Faulkner's representations of the segregated South and John Howard Griffin's notorious account of crossing the color line from white to black in his 1961 work Black Like Me.