The Post Black and Post White Church

The Post Black and Post White Church Author Efrem Smith
ISBN-10 9781118236062
Year 2012-06-21
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A blueprint for missional, multi-ethnic Christian community Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized and innovative African-American leader, offers a workable plan for connecting theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multi-ethnic Christian communities. Using the example of Jesus, Smith develops a theology of multi-ethnic and missional leadership. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community. Provides a common-sense approach to creating a multi-ethnic Christian community Includes practical ministry models and real stories of people who are members of thriving multi-ethnic congregations Author is acclaimed African-American thought leader who planted and led a multi-ethnic churches of close to 1,000 and now leads a regional division of a denominational committed to ethnic, multi-ethnic, and missional churches This book is written for anyone wrestling with what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly multi-ethnic world polarized by class, politics, and race.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me Author John Howard Griffin
ISBN-10 9780930324728
Year 2004
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Wings Press
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Publisher's description: Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like Me remains required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges forthis very reason. Regardless of how much progress has been made in eliminating outright racism from American life, Black Like Me endures as a great human--and humanitarian--document. In our era, when "international" terrorism is most often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation and a single religion, we need to be reminded that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. As John Lennon wrote, "Living is easy with eyes closed." Black Like Me is the story of a man who opened his eyes, and helped an entire nation to do likewise.

Becoming Black

Becoming Black Author Michelle M. Wright
ISBN-10 0822332884
Year 2004
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Duke University Press
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DIVA theoretical troubling of the assumptions of uniformity in Blackness, comparing writings by and about African diasporic subjects from the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany./div

White on White black on Black

White on White black on Black Author George Yancy
ISBN-10 0742514811
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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White on White/Black on Black is a unique contribution to the philosophy of race. The book explores how fourteen philosophers, seven white and seven black, philosophically understand the dynamics of the process of racialization. Combined, the contributions demonstrate different and similar conceptual trajectories of raced identities that emerge from within and across the racial divide. Each of the fourteen philosophers, who share a textual space of exploration, name blackness/whiteness, revealing significant political, cultural, and existential aspects of what it means to be black/white. Through the power of naming and theorizing whiteness and blackness, White on White/Black on Black dares to bring clarity and complexity to our understanding of race identity.

When Black and White Become Gray

When Black and White Become Gray Author Richard Kay
ISBN-10 9781452001500
Year 2010-04
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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WHEN BLACK AND WHITE BECOME GRAY Whether we talk about "Right from Wrong", "Good from Evil", "Black and White in contradiction of Gray", "Capitalism in opposition to Socialism", "Conservatives in opposition to Liberalism", "Humanism, Secularism or Naturalism versus Christianity", and leading the horde "Atheism" opposing all and anyone believing in the Christian values of the originator Jesus Christ, as taken from Scriptures of the Holy Bible and formed into our Constitution. The lack of legitimate authority caused by the denial of God reinforces the Christian's belief that God must be recognized as ruler in every sphere, including local and federal governmental politics. We are now seeing violations taking hold in this 21st century by men who want new awe-inspiring laws that bind man to authority, with exception of mans pleasure, fitness or convenience, which is not binding at all. The twentieth-century should have taught Americans that even the most basic of human rights cannot exist yet again and again apart from an absolute Christian standard. This standard is given to you in this book. Who is sovereign, and to whom is man responsible to? This source of sovereignty resides only in following Jesus Christ, and has been for over two-hundred and thirty-four years in America and is still, if we in simple terms want this very source of American freedom. But if sovereignty resides in government, whether a monarchy or a democracy, behaving in an overbearing dictatorial way, man has no appeal beyond the law of the state, and has no source of Christian truths, principles and ethics. Leading only into oppression and totalitarianism, Freedom, first of all is a question of self-determination and responsibility. In the two-years it took to do research, study and having the strength or tendency to condense not by opinion but by history, common sense and reality regarding, "Capitalism", "Atheism", "Socialism" and the strategy used by Marxists liberals to overthrow our American freedoms.

Black and White

Black and White Author Lewis M. Killian
ISBN-10 1882289129
Year 1994-01-01
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Black Skin White Masks

Black Skin  White Masks Author Frantz Fanon
ISBN-10 9780802197603
Year 2008-09-10
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers. A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.

Becoming White as a Necessity

Becoming White as a Necessity Author Stephanie Wössner
ISBN-10 9783640465910
Year 2009-11-06
Pages 6
Language en
Publisher GRIN Verlag
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Essay from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: A-, San Francisco State University (Ethnic Studies), course: AAS 710 Seminar: Critical Approaches, language: English, abstract: Race in the US has always been defined in white and black categories. Groups who do not obviously fit in any of these two categories have had a hard time defining their own position within such a society, and society, likewise, has had a hard time to decide where to put them. Asians, mostly because of their outside appearance have usually been given a position in between black and white. Since the 1960s, they have, on the one hand, been pitted against Blacks as a “model minority” and, on the other hand, they have not been given equality with whites. White society has had a particular hard time attributing Filipinos and Asian Indians, who are today considered Asians, a racial category, for they do not look Asian and usually have a dark skin color. In the case of Asian Indians, there was also the issue that they are Caucasian. The dichotomy of white and black has also very often been associated with that of good and evil, smart and stupid, superior and inferior and the like. Because of this harsh opposition of black and white, without a gray zone in between, the question whether or not Asians have to become “white” in order to achieve the position or place they claim has to be considered very carefully.

Black and White and Red All Over

Black and White and Red All Over Author Martha McNeil Hamilton
ISBN-10 1586481568
Year 2002
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher PublicAffairs
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"Warren Brown grew up in segregated New Orleans - black, Catholic, middle class. Martha McNeil was from white, blue-collar Houston. It was the 1960s and integration was becoming the law, but it wasn't the reality. There were still "colored only" doors and drinking fountains, whites-only schools and libraries. Warren wasn't allowed to take holy Communion at the "white" church. Martha's closest girlfriend abandoned her when, at college, Martha befriended a black man." "Both Warren and Martha were "affirmative action hires" at The Washington Post in the early 1970s. They worked together for more than twenty years; becoming friends as they shared the ups and downs of life. Then Warren became sick with kidney disease. A kidney donated to him by his wife failed. He was on the verge of death when Martha, informed she was also a blood type match, donated her kidney to her friend." "Warren and Martha chronicled their experiences surrounding the surgery in a series of articles written for the Post. To them, it was a simple story of friendship, a successful operation, and a happy ending. But the extraordinary popular reaction to their articles, especially among blacks, revealed that their story was something more: it was a success story about integration." "Now, in Black & White & Red All Over, the friends tell the whole tale: of their childhoods in the segregated South, of their meeting and deepening friendship, of Warren's brush with death, and Martha's decision to help save his life. This book chronicles the intersection of two lives that, but for the changes in American society of the last half-century, would never have occurred."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

America in Black and White

America in Black and White Author Stephan Thernstrom
ISBN-10 1439129096
Year 2009-07-14
Pages 704
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated -- and dangerous.

Black Beauty Aesthetics Stylization Politics

Black Beauty  Aesthetics  Stylization  Politics Author Dr Shirley Anne Tate
ISBN-10 9781409491590
Year 2012-12-28
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Previous work discussing Black beauty has tended to concentrate on Black women's search for white beauty as a consequence of racialization. Without denying either the continuation of such aesthetics or their enduring power, this book uncovers the cracks in this hegemonic Black beauty. Drawing on detailed ethnographic research amongst British women of Caribbean heritage, this volume pursues a broad discussion of beauty within the Black diaspora contexts of the Caribbean, the UK, the United States and Latin America through different historical periods to the present day. With a unique exploration of beauty, race and identity politics, the author reveals how Black women themselves speak about, negotiate, inhabit, work on and perform Black beauty. As such, it will appeal not only to sociologists, but anyone working in the fields of race, ethnicity and post-colonial thought, feminism and the sociology of the body.

How Race Is Made

How Race Is Made Author Mark M. Smith
ISBN-10 0807877271
Year 2006-12-08
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press
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For at least two centuries, argues Mark Smith, white southerners used all of their senses--not just their eyes--to construct racial difference and define race. His provocative analysis, extending from the colonial period to the mid-twentieth century, shows how whites of all classes used the artificial binary of "black" and "white" to justify slavery and erect the political, legal, and social structure of segregation. Based on painstaking research, How Race Is Made is a highly original, always frank, and often disturbing book. After enslaved Africans were initially brought to America, the offspring of black and white sexual relationships (consensual and forced) complicated the purely visual sense of racial typing. As mixed-race people became more and more common and as antebellum race-based slavery and then postbellum racial segregation became central to southern society, white southerners asserted that they could rely on their other senses--touch, smell, sound, and taste--to identify who was "white" and who was not. Sensory racial stereotypes were invented and irrational, but at every turn, Smith shows, these constructions of race, immune to logic, signified difference and perpetuated inequality. Smith argues that the history of southern race relations and the construction of racial difference on which that history is built cannot be understood fully on the basis of sight alone. In order to come to terms with the South's past and present, Smith says, we must explore the sensory dynamics underpinning the deeply emotional construction of race. How Race Is Made takes a bold step toward that understanding.

On Becoming Cuban

On Becoming Cuban Author Louis A. Pérez Jr.
ISBN-10 9781469601410
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

Near Black

Near Black Author Baz Dreisinger
ISBN-10 1558496750
Year 2008
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Press
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'Near Black' offers a provocative look at the shifting contours of racial identity in America. The text explores the often ignored history of what she calls 'reverse racial passing' by looking at the broad spectrum of short stories, novels, films, autobiographies, and pop-culture discourse that depict whites passing for black.