Self-portrait in Black and White

Self-portrait in Black and White

Unlearning Race

Book - 2019 | First edition
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393608861
0393608867
Branch Call Number: 305.800973 W6758S 2019
Characteristics: 174 pages ; 22 cm

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