Souls Looking Back: Life Stories of Growing Up Black

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Souls Looking Back

LIFE STORIESofGROWING UP BLACK

edited by

ANDREW GARROD

JANIE VICTORIA WARD

TRACY L. ROBINSON

ROBERT KILKENNY

foreword by

JAMES P. COMER

ROUTLEDGE

New YorkandLondon

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Introduction xvii
  • Part I - Social Class and Race 1
  • Class and Race in Negotiating Identity 3
  • 1 - Born with a Veil 15
  • 2 - What is Black Enough? 32
  • 3 - Living Between the Lines 47
  • 4 - I Reconcile the Irreconcilable 60
  • Part II - Identity 73
  • The Social Construction of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture 75
  • The Intersections of Identity 85
  • 5 - Color-Blind 99
  • 6 - Walking a Thin Line 112
  • 7 - Becoming Myself 121
  • 8 - Becoming Comfortable in My Skin 134
  • 9 - Caught Between Two Cultures 148
  • 10 - Lost in the Middle 159
  • Part III - Resilience and Resistance 171
  • Resilience and Resistance 173
  • 11 - Gotta Keep Climbin' All De Time 186
  • 12 - Finding Zion 203
  • 13 - Feeling the Pressure to Succeed 218
  • 14 - Running Hurdles 231
  • 15 - Reflections on My Survival 245
  • 16 - Quest for Peace 261
  • References 281
  • About the Editors, Contributors, and Foreword Writer 289
  • Index 291
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