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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Passing as White: Anita Hemmings 1897 | features | Vassar, the Alumnae/i Quarterly -





There are thousands of african american individuals, if we should call them that, who have literally decided to leave mother, father, sisters & brothers, because of sheer desperateness (lack of a better word) of seeking recognition in white american society...What does that say about their mental status??, what does it say about the horrific affects of slavery on the psyche.


I recall conversing with a friend of the family, who happened to be very very light and she told the story of her brother. who she hasn't seen in decades, who decided to live "white!"  Like, he completely erased her out of his life over the privilege of having white skin.  She hasn't spoken to him in DECADES!! LINK BELOW

Hemmings
I know something you don't know....


Passing as White: Anita Hemmings 1897 | features | Vassar, the Alumnae/i Quarterly -

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