Tippy Jackson's Reviews > The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners

The End of Blackness by Debra J. Dickerson
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May 02, 11

bookshelves: 2011, culture
Read from January 26 to April 30, 2011

Still reading, but I have to add this quote: Ernest Renan defined a nation as "A group of people united by a mistaken view of the past and a hatred of its neighbors. "

This author has some bite in her! She has a sometimes sarcastic and always sharp tone that I appreciated. I agreed with many of her points, but there were a few that I didn't agree with. She acknowledges the hardships facing many blacks but too casually dismisses them I think. I appreciated the discussion of the defining forces that decide what it means to be black. Ultimately, I agree with much of what she writes, but I feel she's only discussing half of the solution, while being really dismissive of the other half.
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