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The End of Blackness by Debra J. Dickerson
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Jan 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, culture, race

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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Reading Progress

January 26, 2011 – Started Reading
January 26, 2011 – Shelved
April 30, 2011 – Finished Reading
May 2, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011
May 2, 2011 – Shelved as: culture
August 9, 2017 – Shelved as: race

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