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Sweet Jiminy by Kristin Gore
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May 31, 2011

liked it

This book was ok. Not upset that I read it but I could have done without reading it as well. I'm trying to decide what it is about the book that wasn't really jiving for me because there was something. I think I was upset because we have this white chick that comes in and saves the day for some ailing black folks. I guess I'm upset at her savior complex and how she just went about opening up a case that affected someone else's life and in a periphery way affected her life. I guess it wasn't her story to tell but she went about telling it anyway. Those are the things that upset me. But I did enjoy how the author was able to show that the racist ideology and actions that we think ended with the 60s has followed us right into the present day. And the discrimination faced by Latinos was a welcome addition to the book, the author did good to move us beyond the black/white binary. Like I said not a bad book to pass your time with.
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Reading Progress

May 31, 2011 – Shelved
June 8, 2011 – Started Reading
June 9, 2011 –
page 78
32.5%
June 11, 2011 –
page 152
63.33%
June 13, 2011 – Finished Reading

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