- File Size: 8168 KB
- Print Length: 284 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1940939542
- Publisher: 2Leaf Press (July 24, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 24, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07476LC6S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,153,896 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"THE BEIGING OF AMERICA points towards the next generation of first-person narratives about the mixed race experience, including those stories that go beyond the usual hand-wringing over census boxes to consider, more pressingly, the where and when of racial justice for peoples of color, mixed or not." --Michele Elam, author of "The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium" (2011)
"This disarmingly candid collection gives voice to manifold experiences of being multiracial in America, through essays that are by turns poignant, insightful, heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and essential." --Ava Dellaira, author of "Love Letters to the Dead" (2013) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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(Junius Williams, Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power (1968). This is especially true for individuals of mixed race living in the United States. At some point in their lives, children of mixed race realize that others may view them differently. I remember sitting next to a five-year-old African American child, who was traveling alone on a cross country airplane flight. At the end of our journey, she whispered to me, “You know, there are some people that don't like me!" I don't think this little girl understood why, because she didn't yet understand racism, but she was beginning to experience it firsthand. When children of mixed race first encounter racism, it takes exceptional valor to continue their life's journey and successfully discover their special talent or gift and nurture and develop it, so they can make their unique contribution to the world we live in, just like everybody else. In the "The Beiging of America,” we experience the life journeys of approximately thirty-nine mixed race authors, who are seeking to maximize their own unique potential, in their own words, in stories that are entertaining, humorous and informative.
In closing, I believe that all readers will relate to and enjoy “The Beiging of America." I highly recommend this book. It offers novel insight that informs our understanding of how mixed race individuals are perceived in the United States, how these individuals manage the challenges they face on a daily basis, and how this shapes the choices they make. Importantly, "The Beiging of America" also reminds us of the universality of human nature.