Black White And Jewish

Black White And Jewish

Black White And Jewish

The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a triumph of love over hate. But after her parents divorced, leaving her a lonely only child ferrying between two worlds that only seemed to grow further apart, Rebecca was no longer sure what she represented. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Rebecca Walker
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2002-01-08
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781573229074


Black White And Jewish

Black White And Jewish

The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a triumph of love over hate. But after her parents divorced, leaving her a lonely only child ferrying between two worlds that only seemed to grow further apart, Rebecca was no longer sure what she represented. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Rebecca Walker
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-07-05
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781101647561


Black White And Jewish

Black White And Jewish

In a memoir about the power of race to shape one's personal identity, the daughter of a Jewish father and African-American mother recalls her confusing but ultimately rewarding life lived between two conflicting ethnic identities. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Rebecca Walker
Publisher :
Release : 2009-02-13
Total Pages : 322 Pages
ISBN : 1442001968


Intra Jewish Conflict In Israel

Intra Jewish Conflict In Israel

This is the first book in English to examine the Mizrahi Jews (Jews from the Muslim world) in Israel, focussing in particular on social and political movements such as the Black Panthers and SHAS. The book analyses the ongoing cultural encounter between Zionism and Israel on one side and Mizrahi Jews on the other. It charts the relations and political struggle between Ashkenazi-Zionists and the Mizrahim in Israel from post-war relocation through to the present day. The author examines the Mizrahi political struggle and resistance from early immigration in the 1950s to formative events such as the 1959 Wadi-As-Salib rebellion in Haifa; the 1970s Black Panther movement uprising; the ‘Ballot Rebellion’ of 1977; the evolution and rise of the SHAS political party as a Mizrahi Collective in the 1980s, and up to the new radical Mizrahi movements of the 1990s and present day. It examines a new Mizrahi discourse which has influenced Israeli culture and academia, and the nature of the political system itself in Israel. This book will be of great interest to those involved in Middle East Studies and Politics, Jewish and Israeli Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Sami Shalom Chetrit
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-10-16
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9781135202323


We The Black Jews

We The Black Jews

This aspect of the history and heritage of the “Black Jews” is dedicated to all oppressed African people whose religion differs from those who control the power of life and death over most of us. Out of this it is hoped that a better understanding between African people will prevail in spite of our religious differences. Remember, religion is nothing more, or less, than a belief, and that any one of them is as Godly as another.Yosef A. A. Ben-Johnannan

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Genre : Religion
Author : Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Publisher : Black Classic Press
Release : 1996-12
Total Pages : 408 Pages
ISBN : 0933121407


How Jews Became White Folks And What That Says About Race In America

How Jews Became White Folks And What That Says About Race In America

Recounts how Jews assimilated into, and became accepted by, mainstream white society in the later twentieth century, as they lost their working-class orientation

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Genre : History
Author : Karen Brodkin
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 243 Pages
ISBN : 081352590X


The White Negress

The White Negress

During the first half of the twentieth century, American Jews demonstrated a commitment to racial justice as well as an attraction to African American culture. Until now, the debate about whether such black-Jewish encounters thwarted or enabled Jews' claims to white privilege has focused on men and representations of masculinity while ignoring questions of women and femininity. The White Negress investigates literary and cultural texts by Jewish and African American women, opening new avenues of inquiry that yield more complex stories about Jewishness, African American identity, and the meanings of whiteness. Lori Harrison-Kahan examines writings by Edna Ferber, Fannie Hurst, and Zora Neale Hurston, as well as the blackface performances of vaudevillian Sophie Tucker and controversies over the musical and film adaptations of Show Boat and Imitation of Life. Moving between literature and popular culture, she illuminates how the dynamics of interethnic exchange have at once produced and undermined the binary of black and white.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Lori Harrison-Kahan
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 229 Pages
ISBN : 9780813547824


The Color Of Love

The Color Of Love

"A memoir about a mixed-raced Jewish woman who chooses to help her estranged Great-Aunt Nette after she develops Alzheimer's, a disease that erases Nette's prejudices, allowing Marra to develop a relationship with the woman who shunned her in youth"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : SOCIAL SCIENCE
Author : Marra B. Gad
Publisher : Agate Bolden
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 157284275X


Color Me In

Color Me In

A powerful coming-of-age novel pulled from personal experience about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain a family to the breaking point and strengthen its bonds. Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom's family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time. Nevaeh wants to get to know her extended family, but because she inadvertently passes as white, her cousin thinks she's too privileged, pampered, and selfish to relate to the injustices African Americans face on a daily basis. In the meantime, Nevaeh's dad decides that she should have a belated bat mitzvah instead of a sweet sixteen, which guarantees social humiliation at her posh private school. But rather than take a stand, Nevaeh does what she's always done when life gets complicated: she stays silent. Only when Nevaeh stumbles upon a secret from her mom's past, finds herself falling in love, and sees firsthand the prejudice her family faces that she begins to realize she has her own voice. And choices. Will she continue to let circumstances dictate her path? Or will she decide once for all who and where she is meant to be? "Absolutely outstanding " --Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Natasha Díaz
Publisher : Ember
Release : 2020-08-11
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780525578253


Black Power Jewish Politics

Black Power Jewish Politics

Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years to the rise and influence of Black Power-inspired ethnic nationalism. He shows how, in a period best known for the rise of black antisemitism and the breakdown of the black-Jewish alliance, black nationalists enabled Jewish activists to devise a new Judeo-centered political agenda - including the emancipation of Soviet Jews, the rise of Jewish day schools, the revitalization of worship services with gender-inclusive liturgy, and the birth of a new form of American Zionism. Undermining widely held beliefs about the black-Jewish alliance, Dollinger describes a new political consensus, based on identity politics, that drew blacks and Jews together and altered the course of American liberalism.

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Genre : History
Author : Marc Dollinger
Publisher : Brandeis University Press
Release : 2018-06-05
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781512602586