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Self-portrait in black and white : unlearning race, Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Self-portrait in black and white : unlearning race
Title
Self-portrait in black and white
Title remainder
unlearning race
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Chatterton Williams
Title variation
Unlearning race
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Language
eng
Summary
"A meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics. A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a 'black' father from the segregated South and a 'white' mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop of 'black blood' makes a person black. This was so fundamental to his self-conception that he'd never rigorously reflected on its foundations -- but the shock of his experience as the black father of two extremely white-looking children led him to question these long-held convictions. 'It is not that I have come to believe that I am no longer black or that my daughter is white,' Williams writes. 'It is that these categories cannot adequately capture either of us.' Beautifully written and bound to upset received opinions on race, Self-Portrait in Black and White is an urgent work for our time"--
Summary
The award-winning cultural critic and author of Losing My Cool draws on his controversial op-ed about the “one drop” rule that shaped his experiences and identity beliefs as a mixed-race youth who looked white but was treated as black
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10820234
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LBSOR/DLC
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1981-
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Williams, Thomas Chatterton
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.W7345
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Williams, Thomas Chatterton
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
unlearning race
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Self-portrait in black and white : unlearning race, Thomas Chatterton Williams
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The view from near and far -- Marrying out -- Self-portrait of an ex-black man
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiii, 174 pages
Isbn
9780393608861
Lccn
2019020819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Self-portrait in black and white : unlearning race, Thomas Chatterton Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The view from near and far -- Marrying out -- Self-portrait of an ex-black man
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiii, 174 pages
Isbn
9780393608861
Lccn
2019020819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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