In Full Color

Finding My Place in a Black and White World

Author: Rachel Dolezal,Storms Reback

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1944648178

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A lot of people have made up their minds about Rachel Doležal. But none of them know her real story. In June 2015, the media “outed” Rachel Doležal as a white woman who had knowingly been “passing” as Black. When asked if she were African American during an interview about the hate crimes directed at her and her family, she hesitated before ending the interview and walking away. Some interpreted her reluctance to respond and hasty departure as dishonesty, while others assumed she lacked a reasonable explanation for the almost unprecedented way she identified herself. What determines your race? Is it your DNA? The community in which you were raised? The way others see you or the way you see yourself? With In Full Color, Rachel Doležal describes the path that led her from being a child of white evangelical parents to an NAACP chapter president and respected educator and activist who identifies as Black. Along the way, she recounts the deep emotional bond she formed with her four adopted Black siblings, the sense of belonging she felt while living in Black communities in Jackson, Mississippi, and Washington, DC, and the experiences that have shaped her along the way. Her story is nuanced and complex, and in the process of telling it, she forces us to consider race in an entirely new light—not as a biological imperative, but as a function of the experiences we have, the culture we embrace, and, ultimately, the identity we choose.
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Passing Fancies in Jewish American Literature and Culture

Author: Judith Ruderman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253036992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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In Passing Fancies Judith Ruderman takes on the fraught question of who passes for Jewish in American literature and culture. In today’s contemporary political climate, religious and racial identities are being reconceived as responses to culture and environment, rather than essential qualities. Many Jews continue to hold conflicting ideas about their identity—seeking, on the one hand, deep engagement with Jewish history and the experiences of the Jewish people, while holding steadfastly, on the other hand, to the understanding that identity is fluid and multivalent. Looking at a carefully chosen set of texts from American literature, Ruderman elaborates on the strategies Jews have used to "pass" from the late 19th century to the present—nose jobs, renaming, clothing changes, religious and racial reclassification, and even playing baseball. While traversing racial and religious identities has always been a feature of America’s nation of immigrants, Ruderman shows how the complexities of identity formation and deformation are critically relevant during this important cultural moment.
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Becoming Like Creoles

Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture, and Religion

Author: Curtiss Paul DeYoung

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506455573

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The French Caribbean authors of In Praise of Creoleness (�loge de la Cr‚olit‚) exclaim, "Neither Europeans, nor Africans, nor Asians, we proclaim ourselves to be Creoles." Creoleness, therefore, becomes a metaphor for humanity in all its diversity. Unique among the many images useful for discussing diversity, Creoleness is formed within a history of injustice, oppression, and empire. Creolization offers a way of envisioning a future through the interplay between cultural diversity, injustice and oppression, and intersectionality. People of faith must embrace such metaphors and practices to be relevant and effective for ministry in the 21st century. Using biblical exposition in conversation with present day Creole metaphors and cultural research, Becoming Like Creoles seeks to awaken and prepare followers of Jesus to live and minister in a world where injustice is real and cultural diversity is rapidly increasing. This book will equip ministry readers to embrace a Creole process, becoming culturally competent and social justice focused, whether they are emerging from a history of injustice or they are heirs of privilege.
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The Case Against the Establishment

Author: Nick Adams,Dave Erickson,Pete Hegseth

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1682614751

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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In the era of Donald J. Trump, 45th president of the United States, a modern-day civil war rages. Led by elitists from Hollywood to New York, the Establishment has launched an unprecedented onslaught of hate and hypocrisy—single-minded of purpose: to destroy President Trump’s efforts to make America great again. We see it every day! From riots and faux outrage, to attacks on conservative voices, to condescending Hollywood awards show speeches, to sports broadcasts pushing Establishment propaganda, to college campuses—where free speech is violently shut down by anti-freedom activists, professors indoctrinate instead of educate, and safe spaces coddle the entitled—to the peddling of “fake news.” With searing wit, The Case Against the Establishment reveals the hypocrisy of the Establishment and how it has infiltrated every facet of life—pop culture, schools, the news media, social media, even public bathrooms—as it seeks to mold America into a bastion of socialism, annihilate the Trump agenda, and crush everything that makes America great.
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The Clapback

Your Guide to Calling out Racist Stereotypes

Author: Elijah Lawal

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529380839

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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Clapback: [Noun / Verb] Responding to a (often ignorant) notion with a withering comeback; with the aim of shutting. it. down. ___________ In order to have an honest and open conversation about race, we need to identify areas where things are not right. The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling Out Racist Stereotypes examines the evolution of the negative stereotypes towards the black community and arms you with the tools to shut them down once and for all. Taking readers on a journey through history, and providing facts and detailed research, this is an eye-opening and refreshing look at race and language. With a light-hearted, razor sharp wit and a refreshing honesty, The Clapback is the handbook the world needs - dishing out the hard truths and providing a road map for bringing some 'act right' into our everyday lives. It's time to Clapback.
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Sweeter the Juice

A Family Memoir in Black and White

Author: Shirlee Haizlip

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671899333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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A chronicle of a woman's odyssey through her family's biracial past outlines a search through five generations.
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Charles Diana & Me

Author: Fagih,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136176977

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Hollywood Ass.

Author: Jonas Eriksson

Publisher: JONASWRITES

ISBN: 9995702223

Category:

Page: 215

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Welcome to the backside of Hollywood, where the paparazzi watch your every move, where driveways look like highways and where money is everywhere, but common sense is scarce. This is the world of celebrity assistant Darryl and his employer, the chaotic, superstar actress whose life is rapidly spiralling out of control. His job description: satisfy her every whim. Her problem: her marriage is crumbling, her career is at a standstill and she has developed an unhealthy affection for alcoholic beverages. When she hits rock bottom after throwing up in front of the cameras at a prestigious red carpet event, it propels their lives into orbit and creates a love story where no one thought there could be one. Let the romantic comedy Hollywood Ass. take you into the backside of Hollywood, on a peculiar, but humorous tale of fame, friendship and love. Some comments about Hollywood Ass. ..Hola! Hola! Found the male Jackie Collins. With Jonas Eriksson's Hollywood Ass, you don't need to be reading any crap about Hollywood that isn't Hollywood. I was impressed. Highly. Language was fantastic. Humor was intact. Characters were breathtaking. And, Oh, Em, Geez- the facts. The facts were, uh, not fictional. - ChickLit Pad "This book really surprised me. I wasn't sure what to expect exactly, but I found it nearly impossible to put down at night. I felt like I was right there in the moment with Darryl." "It felt so real I wanted to meet these people and give them a hug!"
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30 Short Stories

Author: Ahmed Fagih

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146910041X

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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These are thirty of the finest short stories selected from the large out put of the master of the craft Dr Ahmed Fagih, to give some insight of the writer and his works.
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