Download or read My Life In Black And White PDF, written by Kori Miller and published by Booktango. This book was released on 2014-01-29 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Half-breed. Oreo Cookie. Suzy Q. These are a few of the names the bullies spewed her way. Did she cower? Sometimes. Did she cry? A lot. Did they win? No. Come along for the reading ride as author, Kori D. Miller, describes her life as an interracial woman in the United States, from grade school in the 70's to college in the late 80's, and beyond. You'll laugh. You might cry. And, you might get as ticked off as she did. In the end, you'll discover that she's a lot like you.
Download or read Crossing the Racial Divide Close Friendships Between Black and White Americans PDF, written by Kathleen Korgen and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2002-12-30 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In interviews in cities and towns across the United States, from New York to Los Angeles, and from Madison to Dallas, members of 40 black and white pairs of friends reflect on how they became friends, how racial issues are addressed, and how their friendships have influenced their views and, in some cases, their actions. Utilizing a sociological framework to examine the friendships, Korgen offers readers a rare glimpse into an even rarer phenomenon and sheds light on important aspects of race relations in America. How do close friendships between blacks and whites develop? Why are cross-racial friendships so rare? How do these friendships navigate the issue of race? Crossing the Racial Divide answers these questions through a lively discussion of the problems and issues and through the voices of members of cross-racial friendships. In interviews in cities and towns across the United States, from New York to Los Angeles, and from Madison to Dallas, members of 40 black and white pairs of friends reflect on how they became friends, how racial issues are addressed, and how their friendships have influenced their views and, in some cases, their actions. Utilizing a sociological framework to examine the friendships, Korgen offers readers a rare glimpse into an even rarer phenomenon and sheds light on important aspects of race relations in America. Challenging both the traditional notion that blacks and whites are opposites and the increasingly popular notion of colorblindness, the author reveals that, while close black/white friendships follow the concept of homophily, we cannot just wish away the tensions and disparities that exist between most white and black Americans. Cross-racial friendships provide a unique perspective that makes racism and racial separation both more visible and more vulnerable. Put into sociological context, the stories revealed in this book make evident the institutional barriers existing between most black and white Americans and offer insight into the means to dismantle them.
Download or read Biracial in America PDF, written by Nikki Khanna and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2011-09-16 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elected in 2008, Barack Obama made history as the first African American president of the United States. Though recognized as the son of a white Kansas-born mother and a black Kenyan father, the media and public have nonetheless pigeonholed him as black, and he too self-identifies as such. Obama’s experience as an American with black and white ancestry, though compelling because of his celebrity, is not unique and raises several questions about the growing number of black-white biracial Americans today: How are they perceived by others with regard to race? How do they tend to identify? And why? Taking a social psychological approach, Biracial in America identifies influencing factors and several underlying processes shaping multidimensional racial identities. This study also investigates the ways in which biracial Americans perform race in their day-to-day lives. One’s race isn’t simply something that others prescribe onto the individual but something that individuals “do.” The strategies and motivations for performing black, white, and biracial identities are explored.
Download or read Not Just Black and White PDF, written by Lesley Williams and published by University of Queensland Press. This book was released on 2015-08-26 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lesley Williams is forced to leave Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement and her family at a young age to work as a domestic servant. Apart from a bit of pocket money, Lesley never sees her wages – they are kept 'safe' for her and for countless others just like her. She is taught not to question her life, until desperation makes her start to wonder, where is all that money she earned? So begins a nine-year journey for answers which will test every ounce of her resolve. Inspired by her mother's quest, a teenage Tammy Williams enters a national writing competition. The winning prize takes Tammy and Lesley to Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch and ultimately to the United Nations in Geneva. Told with honesty and humor, Not Just Black and White is an extraordinary memoir about two women determined to make sure history is not forgotten.
Download or read The Great Catastrophe of My Life PDF, written by Thomas E. Buckley and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Great Catastrophe of My Life: Divorce in the Old Dominion
Download or read My Life Cursed or Blessed PDF, written by Karla Johnson and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2013-04-24 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Graduated High School in 1971, three months pregnant. I left my mother’s house with my Fiancé. The only thing I took with me were the clothes on my back, the things I read in books, the things my Grandmother taught me which mainly involved cooking and cleaning, the Bible quotes and old folks tales my Grandmother used to say over and over, the few things my mother taught me during her brief and few periods of time into my life, and also a very special gift from God, which was the ability to play any musical instrument I chose to play. I thought I was grown and knew everything. What I didn't know was although I was very smart, I was also very naive. I got married in 1972 and had another baby in 1974. I worked for a police department from 1977 to 1985. I was in the Army National Guard from 1979 to 1985. So many unbelievable things happened to me during that time, both good and bad. So many more bad things happened than good that I started to think my life was cursed for some reason. It started to happen so much that finally I did not want to live any longer.
Download or read My Life Under the Big Top PDF, written by Rev. David K. Fly and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2017-05-23 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his book, My Life Under the Big Top, the Rev. David Fly shares his lifes journey as a standup comedian, a professional television clown, and an Episcopal priest. The three roles became increasingly intertwined throughout his life. The big top of the circus came to represent for him the church with its sense of wonder and mysterya world from which no one is excluded. The role of the clown and the Christian is to play Stan Laurel to the worlds Oliver Hardy, exposing the folly of pretense and the vanity of pride. The book is both a memoir and a theological reflection.
Download or read British Colour Cinema PDF, written by Simon Brown and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Created as a companion volume to a major history of colour in British Cinema (also by Sarah Street), British Colour Cinema is a book based on a series of unique interviews conducted by Sarah Street and Elizabeth I Watkins with practitioners who worked in the UK with Technicolor and/or Eastmancolor during the 1930s-1950s.
Download or read Women Doing Life PDF, written by Lora Bex Lempert and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2016-02-19 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In Women Doing Life, Lora Bex Lempert examines the carceral experiences of women serving life sentences, presenting a typology of the ways that life-sentenced women grow and self-actualize, resist prison definitions, reflect on and own their criminal acts, and ultimately create meaningful lives behind prison walls. Looking beyond the explosive headlines that often characterize these women as monsters, Lempert offers rare insight into this vulnerable, little studied population. Her gendered analysis considers the ways that women do crime differently than men and how they have qualitatively different experiences of imprisonment than their male counterparts."--Provided by publisher.
Download or read Essentials of Pentecostal Theology PDF, written by Tony Richie and published by Resource Publications (CA). This book was released on 2020-01-20 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Only a few decades past, academia tended to scoff at the very idea of serious Pentecostal theology. Today profound and variegated theological implications of this dynamic movement are the object of exploration and development across the entire spectrum of the Christian theological corpus. Arguably, an acute need has arisen for identification and evaluation of the Pentecostal movement's original and ongoing theological ""essentials."" What is Pentecostal theology really all about anyway? This volume realizes that Pentecostal theology is at its heart a working theology undergirding and energizing believers' worship of God in prayer and praise, in holy living, and in witness to a personal experience of the risen Lord and Savior manifested in the continuing power of the Holy Spirit. Authentic implementation, if not explicit articulation, of fervent Pentecostal theology often occurs in the vitality of local churches, house fellowships, and various mission settings in America and around the world. Birthed in the fires of revival movements, essential Pentecostalism, including Pentecostal theology, continues to burn brightest wherever it is fueled most directly.
Download or read My Life with the Saints 10th Anniversary Edition PDF, written by James Martin and published by Loyola Press. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year Winner of the Christopher Award Winner of the Catholic Press Association Book Award WITTY, WRYLY HONEST, AND ALWAYS ORIGINAL, My Life with the Saints is James Martin’s story of how his life has been shaped by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. In his modern classic memoir, Martin introduces us to saints throughout history—from St. Peter to Dorothy Day, St. Francis of Assisi to Mother Teresa—and chronicles his lifelong friendships with them. Filled with fascinating tales, Martin’s funny, vibrant, and stirring book invites readers to discover how saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our own lives. Featuring a new chapter from Martin, this tenth-anniversary edition of the best-selling memoir updates readers about his life over the past ten years. In that time, he has been a New York Times best-selling author, official chaplain of The Colbert Report, and a welcome presence in the media whenever there’s a breaking Catholic news story. But he has always remained recognizably himself. John L. Allen, Jr., the acclaimed Catholic journalist, contributes a foreword that shows how Martin has become one of the wisest and most insightful voices of this era. “An outstanding and often hilarious memoir.” —Publishers Weekly“One of the best spiritual memoirs in years.” —Robert Ellsberg“Remarkably engaging.” —U.S. Catholic“Martin’s final word is as Jungian as it is Catholic: God does not want us to be Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. God wants us to be most fully ourselves.” —The Washington Post Book World
Download or read Fear Vs Faith PDF, written by Wade Rich and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fear vs. Faith is a journey into the two forces that govern our universe, one positive the other negative. The controlling factor for these powers lies within you and I, fear and faith; the force of destruction vs. the power of creation. Including a powerful look into two of the most influential men of all time.
Download or read My Life A Record of Events and Opinions PDF, written by A.R. Wallace and published by Рипол Классик. This book was released on 1905 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Midnight and Shoelaces PDF, written by Mark William Johnson and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-12-17 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Midnight and Shoelaces is a collection of poetry, essays and short stories that grew organically by the author Mark William Johnson. The gifted author has an unflinching vision for investigating the parts of life many of are unprepared to consider deeply, let alone artistically develop and share with the wider world. Author's note: ""I have a love hate relationship with my depression, on one hand it is my biggest challenge and has brought me way too close to the edge far too many times, and on the other hand it's strangely familiar and comfortable. It reminds me that I?m alive and tends to spark my creativity."" MWJ
Download or read Kara Walker PDF, written by Vanina Gere and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2022-11-22 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected texts that survey the full range of Kara Walker’s artistic practice, emphasizing the work itself rather than the debates and controversies around it. Kara Walker’s work and its borrowings from an iconography linked to the fantasized and travestied history of American chattel slavery has been theorized and critiqued in countless texts throughout her career. Exegeses of her work have been shaped by the numerous debates on the very debates it generated. How, then, do we approach a work that has been covered by such “thick theoretical layers”? This collection is unique in emphasizing Walker’s work itself rather than the controversies surrounding it. These essays and interviews survey Walker’s artistic practice from her early works in the 1990s through her most recent ones, from her famous silhouette projects to her lesser-known drawings and lantern shows. The texts, by art historians, curators, critics, scholars, and writers engage scrupulously with Walker’s pieces as material works of art, putting them in the context of the sociopolitical and cultural environments that shape—but never determine—them. They include an interview of the artist by Thelma Golden of the Studio Museum in Harlem; an essay in the form of a lexicon, cataloguing key elements in Walker’s art, by curator Yasmil Raymond; and an essay by volume editor Vanina Géré on Walker’s use of historical archives. Finally, novelist Zadie Smith considers Walker’s public art as counter-propositions to colonial monuments and as a reflection on colonial history. Contributors Lorraine Morales Cox, Vanina Géré, Thelma Golden, Tavia Nyong’o, Yasmil Raymond, Jerry Saltz, Zadie Smith, Anne M. Wagner, Hamza Walker
Download or read Mixed Race Youth and Schooling PDF, written by Sandra Winn Tutwiler and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-29 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This timely, in-depth examination of the educational experiences and needs of mixed-race children ("the fifth minority") focuses on the four contexts that primarily influence learning and development: the family, school, community, and society-at-large. The book provides foundational historical, social, political, and psychological information about mixed-race children and looks closely at their experiences in schools, their identity formation, and how schools can be made more supportive of their development and learning needs. Moving away from an essentialist discussion of mixed-race children, a wide variety of research is included. Life and schooling experiences of mixed-raced individuals are profiled throughout the text. Rather than pigeonholing children into a neat box of descriptions or providing readymade prescriptions for educators, Mixed-Race Youth and Schooling offers information and encourages teachers to critically reflect on how it is relevant to and helpful in their teaching/learning contexts.
Download or read Seasons Of Change PDF, written by Selma Bloomfield Weisman, M.Ed and published by Author House. This book was released on 2014-05 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seasons of Change is a realistic approach to why bad things happen to good people. It looks at the life of one young person who was raped for 7yrs and nobody ever knew. This person grew up, lost her mind, spent time in and out of Mental Health Facilities not knowing how to recover from her past until one day she discovered certain skills and techniques which restored her sanity. She used those skills daily and recovered her sanity. She recovered the overall quality of her life, returning to work and college, enjoying a successful life.