Crossing the Color Line: Race, Parenting, and Culture (Hardback)
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Crossing the Color Line: Race, Parenting, and Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 215 Pages / Published: 30/08/1994
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"Why do white people have vaginas?" asks Maureen Reddy's two-year-old son. "Why do boys have curly hair?" These are the questions Reddy grapples with on her journey, as a white mother of black children, toward an internalized understanding of race - particularly whiteness - and of racism. Moving from memoir to race theory, to literary analysis, to interviews with friends, Reddy places this personal journey in a broad cultural context. Reddy writes as a racial "insider" who stands outside accepted racial arrangements, a position that can afford unique insight into the many contradictions of those arrangements. She addresses attempts to cross the color line that divides blacks and whites; the meeting points of whiteness and blackness; the politics of feminism and anti-racism; loving blackness; mothering black children; racism in schools; and relationships among black and white women. Our culture is permeated by color. And whether we can sort out racial divisions will, Reddy feels, determine whether we survive as a society.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813521053
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 223 x 141 x 17 mm

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