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'They Always Said I Would Marry a White Girl' Coming to Grips with Race in America

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ISBN-10: 0761837272

ISBN-13: 9780761837275

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert M. Moore

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Growing up in a Philadelphia suburb in the 1960s, there were instances when I was quite reluctant to point out to my classmates, who were all White, that I was indeed African American. There was an impenetrable boundary between African Americans and Whites. To be something else other than White meant to attract unwanted and unneeded attention. Sometimes I felt I harbored a secret, a mark, or stain, one that my friends and I just didn't discuss. I do not remember intentionally trying to deny who I am, but I am sure there were instances when I just didn't speak up with a loud voice. The pressure to somehow join the majority was intense and painful.
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Book details

Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Straddling the Fence
A Sense of Difference
Feelings of Discomfort
Different Generations
"Where did all the hippies go?"
Social Systems, Identity and Interaction
Situational Contexts
Dating: African Americans and Whites
Race and women
Conclusion: Coming to Grips with Race in America
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