The Resource Beyond the whiteness of whiteness : memoir of a white mother of Black sons, Jane Lazarre

Beyond the whiteness of whiteness : memoir of a white mother of Black sons, Jane Lazarre

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Beyond the whiteness of whiteness : memoir of a white mother of Black sons
Title
Beyond the whiteness of whiteness
Title remainder
memoir of a white mother of Black sons
Statement of responsibility
Jane Lazarre
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "I am Black," Jane Lazarre's son tells her. "I have a Jewish mother, but I am not 'biracial.' That term is meaningless to me." She understands, she says - but he tells her, gently, that he doesn't think so, that she can't understand this completely because she is white. Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness is Jane Lazarre's memoir of coming to terms with this painful truth, of learning to look into the nature of whiteness in a way that passionately informs the connections
  • Between herself and her family. A moving account of life in a biracial family, this book is a powerful meditation on motherhood and racism in America, the story of an education into the realities of African American culture. Lazarre has spent over twenty-five years living in a Black American family, married to an African American man, birthing and raising two sons. A teacher of African American literature, she has been influenced by an autobiographical tradition that is
  • Characterized by a speaking out against racism and a grounding of that expression in one's own experience - an overlapping of the stories of one's own life and the world. Like the stories of that tradition, Lazarre's is a recovery of memories that come together in this book with a new sense of meaning. From a crucial moment in which consciousness is transformed, to recalling and accepting the nature and realities of whiteness, each step describes an aspect of her
  • Internal and intellectual journey. Recalling events that opened her eyes to her sons' and husband's experience as Black Americans - an operation, turned into a horrific nightmare by a doctor's unconscious racism; the jarring truths brought home by a visit to an exhibit on slavery at the Richmond Museum of the Confederacy - or her own revealing missteps, Lazarre describes a movement from silence to voice, to a commitment to action, and to an appreciation of the value of a
  • Fluid, even ambiguous identity. It is a coming of age that permits a final retelling of family history and family reunion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lazarre, Jane
Dewey number
  • 306.874/3
  • 306.846
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ755.85
LC item number
.L39 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Racially mixed children
  • Mothers and sons
  • Racially mixed children
  • United States
  • Mères et fils
  • Enfants métis
  • Rassismus
  • USA
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Mutter
  • Schwarze
  • Sohn
  • Weibliche Weiße
  • USA
Label
Beyond the whiteness of whiteness : memoir of a white mother of Black sons, Jane Lazarre
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 140 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028728982
Label
Beyond the whiteness of whiteness : memoir of a white mother of Black sons, Jane Lazarre
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 140 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028728982

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