At Mama's Knee

Mothers and Race in Black and White

Author: April Ryan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265647

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 180

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Winner of the African American Literary Show Award for Best Non-Fiction In her first book, The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan examined race in America through her experience as a White House reporter. In this book, she shifts the conversation from the White House to every home in America. At Mama’s Knee looks at race and race relations through the lessons that mothers transmit to their children. As a single African American mother in Baltimore, Ryan has struggled with each gut wrenching, race related news story to find the words to convey the right lessons to her daughters. To better understand how mothers transfer to their children wisdom on race and race relations, she reached out to other mothers—prominent political leaders like Hillary Clinton and Valerie Jarrett, celebrities like Cindy Williams, and others like Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, whose lives have been impacted by prominent race related events. At a time when Americans still struggle to address racial division and prejudice, their stories remind us that attitudes change from one generation to the next and one child at a time. Features interviews with: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; John Lewis, congressman; Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, Secretary of State, Presidential candidate; Cindy Williams, actress known for role of Shirley on Laverne & Shirley; Cory Booker, United States senator; Christopher Darden, OJ Simpson prosecutor; Michael Cole, actor best known for role of Pete on The Mod Squad; Valerie Jarrett, presidential advisor; Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy; Iyanla Vansant, author, life coach and television personality; Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist; President Barack Obama; and President Jimmy Carter.
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Why I Stand

From Freedom to the Killing Fields of Socialism

Author: Burgess Owens

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1682617408

Category: History

Page: 476

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American Individualism has been the crown jewel of a nation that, based on its Judeo-Christian values, has prioritized God, family, and freedom to out-dream its obstacles. It is the freedom of this individual spirit that is under attack by its adversarial ideology, Marxist Socialism. This destructive ideology has resulted in “killing fields” of bodies, souls, and dreams of billions worldwide. Consistent is the destruction of manhood, womanhood, the family, and every pillar that supports love of God and country. Why I Stand documents an ideology that uses trust to divide and betray. It was the ideology of the 1910 NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) founded by twenty-one White Marxist Socialist, atheist, and eugenicist Democrats. They succeeded within decades to undermine the progress of the most entrepreneurial, patriotic, Christian, educated, family-oriented, and competitive minority in our nation during that era: the Black community. This strategy of trust/betrayal is utilized by many of today’s politicians and corporate leaders. It has been the Congressional Black Congress that have voted 100% for every anti-Black policy demanded of them by their White Democratic leadership. It has been the NFL that has prioritized its expansion to 10 international countries over loyalty to its American fans. Its leadership has justified the denigration of its “All American” brand in exchange for a global “World Citizen” brand. “American Individualism is the sole source of progress, granting each individual the chance and stimulation for development of the best with which he has been endowed in heart and mind.” - President Herbert Hoover We MUST defend it.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

A Tale of Slave Life in the United States of America

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 182

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Lady Rode Bucking Horses

The Story of Fannie Sperry Steele, Woman of the West

Author: Dee Marvine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493017314

Category: History

Page: 292

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The Lady Rode Bucking Horses depicts an era of the American West when capturing renegade horses from the hills above the homestead served as training ground for extraordinary horsemanship. It documents the life of the outstanding girl who outrode them all at stampedes and roundups and the woman she became, her spirit undaunted throughout a life marked with courage and adventure, triumph and heartache. Born on a Montana homestead in 1887, at the age of two, Fannie Sperry declared "I gonna catch me a white-face horsie." A remarkable woman who became a world champion, she raced thoroughbreds with a women's relay team known as the Montana Girls, twice won the title of Lady Bucking Horse Champion of the World, rode with Buffalo Bill Cody and other top western performers, became the first woman in the state of Montana to be granted an outfitters license, and was named a charter member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
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White Self-loathing

Masochistic Sexuality and Race in the Works of Jane Bowles and Carson McCullers

Author: Alison Umminger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 406

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This dissertation investigates the masochistic self-loathing of white characters who feel trapped by prescriptive sex, gender, and racial identities. I look at masochism as a pathology rooted not only in psycho-sexual or familial models, as Freud suggested, but as a disorder which also stems from larger cultural injustice and trauma. The masochism manifest in writings by Jane Bowles and Carson McCullers has a decidedly racial and social dimension. I examine Carson McCullers's novels The Member of the Wedding, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Clock Without Hands and Jane Bowles's novel Two Serious Ladies, along with her letters and the short story "Camp Cataract." Masochism, rather than being a hindrance to well-adjusted adulthood, becomes instead a performance that commands attention in these texts. It desecrates the bodies upon which it is performed, troubles the "purity" of the characters' whiteness, and highlights the refusal of white characters to be integrated into the narrative that Freud poses, or into the racially segregated and prejudiced society that "whiteness" upholds. The purpose is not to valorize masochism as such, but rather to pose an alternate reading of masochistic behavior that integrates a disaffection with racial inequality in white women extending beyond the personal/familial. Much of the work on the role of white women focuses on constructions of the "Southern Lady" or on her role as symbolic (and often passive) bastion of racial purity. This dissertation complicates these readings, looking instead at white women as active agents, sometimes working for change, sometimes working to secure their own racial entitlement. Although many of the white characters in these novels initially resist their integration into racist social structure, the majority ultimately capitulate and abandon their more transgressive identities. These unsettling portraits of deferrals to homophobic and racist systems of power illuminate a troubling strain of thought, useful in mapping the setbacks as well as the progress made in feminist and civil rights consciousness throughout the 20th century.
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The Weekend Novelist

Author: Robert J. Ray,Bret Norris

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 0307875059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Who doesn't dream of writing a novel while holding on to a day job? Robert J. Ray and coauthor Bret Norris can help readers do just that, with this proven practical and accessible step-by-step guide to completing a novel in just a year's worth of weekends. The Weekend Novelist shows writers of all levels how to divide their writing time into weekend work sessions, and how to handle character, scene, and plot. This new, revised version is far more skills-based than its predecessor, and includes both classic and contemporary literature models, contains a sample "Novel in Progress," and at the end offers readers the choice to rewrite their novel, draft a memoir, or turn their rough draft into a screenplay. Readers for a decade have been instructed and inspired by The Weekend Novelist. This new edition will help many more strive to realize their writing potential. • Offers a practical, structured approach to finishing a novel • Ray has taught more than 10,000 students over 25 years and continues to teach new classes that attract new readers to his books • Replaces ISBN: 0-4405-0594-1 From the Trade Paperback edition.
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