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White Like Me

White Like Me
Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

by Tim J. Wise

  • Publisher : Counterpoint Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9781593764258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tim Wise offers a highly personal examination of the ways in which racial privilege shapes the lives of most white Americans, overtly racist or not, to the detriment of people of color, themselves, and society. The book shows the breadth and depth of the phenomenon within institutions such as education, employment, housing, criminal justice, and healthcare. By critically assessing the magnitude of racial privilege and its enormous costs, Wise provides a rich memoir that will inspire activists, educators, or anyone interested in understanding the way that race continues to shape the experiences of people in the U.S. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and scholarly, analytical and accessible.--From publisher description.

White Like Me

White Like Me
Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

by Tim Wise

  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1593764707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From “one of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation” (Michael Eric Dyson), this now-classic is “a brilliant and personal deconstruction of institutionalized white supremacy in the United States . . . a beautifully written, heartfelt memoir” (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz). The inspiration for the acclaimed documentary film, this deeply personal polemic reveals how racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise examines what it really means to be white in a nation created to benefit people who are “white like him.” This inherent racism is not only real, but disproportionately burdens people of color and makes progressive social change less likely to occur. Explaining in clear and convincing language why it is in everyone’s best interest to fight racial inequality, Wise offers ways in which white people can challenge these unjust privileges, resist white supremacy and racism, and ultimately help to ensure the country’s personal and collective well-being.

White Like Me

White Like Me
Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

by Tim J. Wise

  • Publisher : Counterpoint Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using stories from his own life, anti-racist activist and Fortune 500 racial awareness trainer Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of colour, but also hurts, in relative terms, those who are 'white like him'. Flipping John Howard Griffin's classic Black Like Me, Wise explores the meanings and consequences of 'whiteness' and discusses the ways in which racial privilege can harm not just people of colour, but whites as well. Using stories in place of stale statistics, he weaves a narrative that is readable, scholarly, analytical and accessible.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line
Racial Passing in Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

by Gayle Wald

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2000-07-24
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9780822325154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DIVExamines constructions of racial identity through the exploration of passing narratives including Black Like Me and forties jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow’s memoir Really the Blues./div

Cultures of United States Imperialism

Cultures of United States Imperialism
A Book

by Amy Kaplan,Donald E. Pease

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9780822314134
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Begins to fill the gaping lacuna of imperialism in the standard histories of the US by exploring how US expansion has influenced people of other cultures. The 26 essays focus mostly on Africa and African Americans, but also consider the Philippines, Native Americans, Cuba, Latin America, and Disneyworld in Tokyo. They explore the racial and gender dimensions, the ideologies that buttress imperialism, resistance, and other facets. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

American Like Me

American Like Me
Reflections on Life Between Cultures

by America Ferrera

  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1501180924
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures. America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’ homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in American Like Me, America invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. We know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. However, they are also immigrants, children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture. Each of them struggled to establish a sense of self, find belonging, and feel seen. And they call themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or not at all. Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their stories shine a light on a quintessentially American experience and will appeal to anyone with a complicated relationship to family, culture, and growing up.

Out of Whiteness

Out of Whiteness
Color, Politics, and Culture

by Vron Ware,Les Back

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9780226873411
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Outside the Whale1. Otherworldly Knowledge: Toward a "Language of Perspicuous Contrast"2. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Political Morality of Investigating Whiteness in the Gray Zone3. Seeing through Skin/Seeing through Epidermalization4. Wagner and Power Chords: Skinheadism, White Power Music, and the Internet5. Mothers of Invention: Good Hearts, Intelligent Minds, and Subversive Acts6. Syncopated Synergy: Dance, Embodiment, and the Call of the Jitterbug7. Ghosts, Trails, and Bones: Circuits of Memory and Traditions of Resistance8. Out of Sight: Southern Music and the Coloring of Sound9. Room with a ViewNotesIndex Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
A Memoir

by Sherman Alexie

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-06-13
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0316270768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.

Race in John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me

Race in John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me
A Book

by David Erik Nelson

  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2013-01-22
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0737763736
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive edition explores the life of John Howard Griffin as well as the issue of race as presented in his most famous work, Black Like Me, which details Griffin's experiment darkening his skin to pass as a black man during the Jim Crow era. This volume also presents modern perspectives on race in twenty-first-century America, with commentators asserting that while progress has been made, racism is still a significant issue.

Hop on Pop

Hop on Pop
The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture

by Henry Jenkins III,Jane Shattuc,Tara McPherson

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2003-01-02
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN : 0822383500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hop on Pop showcases the work of a new generation of scholars—from fields such as media studies, literature, cinema, and cultural studies—whose writing has been informed by their ongoing involvement with popular culture and who draw insight from their lived experiences as critics, fans, and consumers. Proceeding from their deep political commitment to a new kind of populist grassroots politics, these writers challenge old modes of studying the everyday. As they rework traditional scholarly language, they search for new ways to write about our complex and compelling engagements with the politics and pleasures of popular culture and sketch a new and lively vocabulary for the field of cultural studies. The essays cover a wide and colorful array of subjects including pro wrestling, the computer games Myst and Doom, soap operas, baseball card collecting, the Tour de France, karaoke, lesbian desire in the Wizard of Oz, Internet fandom for the series Babylon 5, and the stress-management industry. Broader themes examined include the origins of popular culture, the aesthetics and politics of performance, and the social and cultural processes by which objects and practices are deemed tasteful or tasteless. The commitment that binds the contributors is to an emergent perspective in cultural studies, one that engages with popular culture as the culture that "sticks to the skin," that becomes so much a part of us that it becomes increasingly difficult to examine it from a distance. By refusing to deny or rationalize their own often contradictory identifications with popular culture, the contributors ensure that the volume as a whole reflects the immediacy and vibrancy of its objects of study. Hop on Pop will appeal to those engaged in the study of popular culture, American studies, cultural studies, cinema and visual studies, as well as to the general educated reader. Contributors. John Bloom, Gerry Bloustein, Aniko Bodroghkozy, Diane Brooks, Peter Chvany, Elana Crane, Alexander Doty, Rob Drew, Stephen Duncombe, Nick Evans, Eric Freedman, Joy Fuqua, Tony Grajeda, Katherine Green, John Hartley, Heather Hendershot, Henry Jenkins, Eithne Johnson, Louis Kaplan, Maria Koundoura, Sharon Mazer, Anna McCarthy, Tara McPherson, Angela Ndalianis, Edward O’Neill, Catherine Palmer, Roberta Pearson, Elayne Rapping, Eric Schaefer, Jane Shattuc, Greg Smith, Ellen Strain, Matthew Tinkhom, William Uricchio, Amy Villarego, Robyn Warhol, Charles Weigl, Alan Wexelblat, Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Nabeel Zuberi

Between Barack and a Hard Place

Between Barack and a Hard Place
Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama

by Tim Wise

  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release : 2009-02-01
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0872865533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Race is, and always has been, an explosive issue in the United States. In this timely new book, Tim Wise explores how Barack Obama’s emergence as a political force is taking the race debate to new levels. According to Wise, for many white people, Obama’s rise signifies the end of racism as a pervasive social force; they point to Obama not only as a validation of the American ideology that anyone can make it if they work hard, but also as an example of how institutional barriers against people of color have all but vanished. But is this true? And does a reinforced white belief in color-blind meritocracy potentially make it harder to address ongoing institutional racism? After all, in housing, employment, the justice system, and education, the evidence is clear: white privilege and discrimination against people of color are still operative and actively thwarting opportunities, despite the success of individuals like Obama. Is black success making it harder for whites to see the problem of racism, thereby further straining race relations, or will it challenge anti-black stereotypes to such an extent that racism will diminish and race relations improve? Will blacks in power continue to be seen as an “exception” in white eyes? Is Obama “acceptable” because he seems “different from most blacks,” who are still viewed too often as the dangerous and inferior “other”? "From the Civil Rights struggle, to Dr. King's dream, to Barack Obama's election, Tim Wise provides us with an extremely important and timely analysis of the increasing complexity of race on the American political and social landscape. Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama provides an insightful and much needed lens through which we can begin to navigate this current stage in our ongoing quest for a more inclusive definition of who we are as a nation. It's definitely a book for these times!"—Danny Glover "Tim Wise has looked behind the curtain. In Between Barack and a Hard Place he explores the real issues of race in the Obama campaign and incoming presidency, issues that the mainstream media has chosen to ignore. His book debunks any notion that the United States has entered a post-racial period; instead he identifies the problems that emerge in the context of the victory of a black presidential candidate who chose to run an essentially non-racial campaign. With this book, Wise hits the bull's eye."—Bill Fletcher "Wise outlines…how racism and white privilege have morphed to fit the modern social landscape. In prose that reads like his lightening rod speeches, he draws from a long list of high-profile campaign examples to define what he calls 'Racism 2.0,' a more insidious form of racism that actually allows for and celebrates the achievements of individual people of color because they're seen as the exceptions, not the rules."—Jamilah King, Colorlines "This book makes an intriguing argument and is packed with insight. Wise clearly explains the complexity of institutional racism in contemporary society. He continuously reminds the reader that Obama's victory may signal the entrenchment of a more complicated, subtle, and insidious form of racism. The jury is still out."—Jeff Torlina, Multicultural Review Tim Wise is among the most prominent antiracist writers and activists in the US and has appeared on ABC's 20/20 and MSNBC Live. His previous books include Speaking Treason Fluently and White Like Me.

The Uneasy Conscience of a White Christian

The Uneasy Conscience of a White Christian
Making Racial Equity a Priority

by Clifford Williams

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2021-12-17
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 1666730785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Do White people bear moral responsibility for racial disparities? Are White Christians under a spiritual mandate to make racial equity a priority? Clifford Williams taught philosophy at Christian colleges for many years, including a course on race. He has journeyed alongside students as they gained insights about racism. In this book, he draws from deeply personal stories as he shows the need for White Christians to recognize the impact of racism and to cultivate key character traits which enable them to pursue racial equity. In succinct and thoughtful prose, interwoven with first-person accounts of racialized experiences by people of color, Williams describes the importance of the Golden Rule, the power and effects of racial socialization, and the harm racism does to those who harbor it. He asks the haunting question, “Why do White people react so strongly to Black power?” He explains why widespread church integration in the United States may never exist. He unpacks the concept of White identity and links police brutality to faulty moral perception. This book gently explains what White Christians need to do to make racial equity a priority.

Making Meaning of Whiteness

Making Meaning of Whiteness
Exploring Racial Identity with White Teachers

by Alice McIntyre

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1997-01-01
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780791434956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the decision of several white student teachers to create teaching strategies that eliminate white privilege in schools, and analyzes the role of racial identity in the creation and use of teaching practices.

Saturday Night Live & American TV

Saturday Night Live & American TV
A Book

by Nick Marx,Matt Sienkiewicz,Ron Becker

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2013-10-02
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 025301090X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thought-provoking and “undeniably interesting” essays on this cultural institution of comedy and what it says about our society (Booklist). Since 1975, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” has greeted late night–TV viewers looking for the best in sketch comedy and popular music. SNL is the variety show that launched the careers of countless comedians, including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Adam Sandler. Week after week, SNL has produced everything from unforgettable parodies to provocative political satire—adapting to changing times decade after decade while staying true to its original vision of performing timely topical humor. With essays that address issues ranging from race and gender to authorship and comedic performance, Saturday Night Live and American TV follows the history of this iconic show, and its place in the shifting social and media landscape of American television.

The New Arab Man

The New Arab Man
Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

by Marcia C. Inhorn

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-03-25
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 140084262X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Middle Eastern Muslim men have been widely vilified as terrorists, religious zealots, and brutal oppressors of women. The New Arab Man challenges these stereotypes with the stories of ordinary Middle Eastern men as they struggle to overcome infertility and childlessness through assisted reproduction. Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research across the Middle East with hundreds of men from a variety of social and religious backgrounds, Marcia Inhorn shows how the new Arab man is self-consciously rethinking the patriarchal masculinity of his forefathers and unseating received wisdoms. This is especially true in childless Middle Eastern marriages where, contrary to popular belief, infertility is more common among men than women. Inhorn captures the marital, moral, and material commitments of couples undergoing assisted reproduction, revealing how new technologies are transforming their lives and religious sensibilities. And she looks at the changing manhood of husbands who undertake transnational "egg quests"--set against the backdrop of war and economic uncertainty--out of devotion to the infertile wives they love. Trenchant and emotionally gripping, The New Arab Man traces the emergence of new masculinities in the Middle East in the era of biotechnology.

Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words

Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words
Stories of Disability and Illness

by Sheryl Feinstein,Nicole C. D'Errico

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9780739140574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words is a compilation of oral histories by Tanzanian women living with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Beginning with their earliest childhood memories, the narrators weave their life stories through adulthood, telling of the hardships and support systems in their daily lives. A rich knowledge of Tanzanian culture is embedded in each story; for instance the pivotal role tribal affiliation, polygamy, and poverty play in society is addressed. HIV/AIDS, cancer, polio, female circumcision, and TB are just a few of the health issues covered; Feinstein and D'Errico make a concerted effort to include the major medical challenges facing this developing country, including an interview with an albino woman that introduces the little discussed atrocity of albinos being murdered for body parts to be used in ritual medicine practices. In spite of the abuse and exclusion many of the women suffer, eventually each learns to live in harmony with her reality. This makes their lives inspiring and gives perspective to those facing physical challenges. Tanzanian Women in Their Own Words encourages readers to consider issues of health care, transportation, ignorance, polygamy, gender discrimination, and rural isolation. Through learning about the health challenges faced by Tanzanian women, students are introduced to the lifeways and concerns of Tanzanian culture, the challenges faced by many developing countries, and the intimate and evocative level of detail that can only be discovered through intensive ethnographic fieldwork.

Black Bodies, White Gazes

Black Bodies, White Gazes
The Continuing Significance of Race

by George Yancy

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2008-09-26
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 0742571726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Click here to listen to George Yancy's radio interview with C. S. Soong on 'Against the Grain.' Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race understands Black embodiment within the context of white hegemony within the context of a racist, anti-Black world. George Yancy examines themes such as double consciousness, invisibility, and corporeal malediction that capture the lived reality of Black bodies under tremendous existential duress. He demonstrates that the Black body is a historically lived text on which whites have inscribed their projections which speak equally forcefully to whites' own self-conceptions.

The Sealed Valley

The Sealed Valley
A Book

by Hulbert Footner

  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2019-12-11
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Sealed Valley" by Hulbert Footner. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Change Starts With Me

Change Starts With Me
Talking About Race in the Elementary Classroom (An Elementary Teacher's Guide to Breaking the Unproductive Silence Surrounding Race and Racism)

by Madeleine Rogin

  • Publisher : Solution Tree Press
  • Release : 2022-04-12
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 195281278X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You can make a difference in how young students see and understand race and racism. Grounded in real-world examples, this accessible, insightful guide tackles topics like White silence, the scientific origin of skin color, and societal fears of being perceived as a racist. Readers will find solutions to overcome barriers like inherent biases and wary parents while helping students understand emotional and complex issues. Elementary classroom teachers will: Help young children develop a foundational understanding about race and racism rooted in anti-bias practices Vicariously experience a classroom’s transformation from silent to celebratory Learn and teach the scientific origins of skin color and how differences should be acknowledged and celebrated Build skills in maintaining transparency and clear communication with hesitant parents Gain confidence to break the silence surrounding these complex and profound topics Contents: Preface Introduction Part 1: Reasons Some Choose Silence and Reasons for Breaking It Chapter 1: Racial Stress Chapter 2: Diverse Environments Chapter 3: Not Knowing What to Say About Race Chapter 4: The Desire for a Post-Racial World Part 2: Effective and Appropriate Ways to Talk About Race and Racism in Your Classroom Chapter 5: The Importance of Speaking Up Chapter 6: Peaceful Changemakers Chapter 7: A Deeper Conversation About Race Chapter 8: Parents and Caregivers as Partners in the Conversation Chapter 9: Common Roadblocks and a Path Through Them Glossary Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions Appendix B: Steps to Take Before Introducing Dr. King Appendix C: Picture Books That Address Skin Color, Race, Hair, and Other Identities Appendix D: Books for Adults on Race and Racism References and Resources Index

Living at the Intersections

Living at the Intersections
Social Identities and Black Collegians

by Terrell Strayhorn

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2013-05-01
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 1623961491
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Living at the Intersections: Social Identities and Black Collegians brings together 21 diverse authors from 14 different institutions, including our nation’s most prestigious public and private universities, to advance the use of intersectionality and intersectional approaches in studying Black students in higher education. Chapters cover a diversity of topics, ranging from spirituality to sexuality and masculinity, from Black students at HBCUs to those in STEM majors, and a host of issues related to race, class, gender, and other identities. Authors draw upon a wealth of data including national surveys, interviews, focus groups, narratives, and even historical research. A smooth blend of anthropology, historiography, psychology, sociology, and intersectional approaches from multiple disciplines, this book breaks new ground on the “who, what, when, where, and how” of intersectionality applied to social problems affecting Black collegians. The authors go beyond merely stating the importance of intersectionality in research, but they also provide countless examples, recommended strategies, and tools for doing so. This book is an important resource for higher education and student affairs professionals, scholars, and graduate students interested in intersectionality and Black collegians.