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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 63–65.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Tara Betts TARA BETTS AllThatWhite The steel-fortified white door is turning gray, aging under your twelve-yearold palm as you push it open. Youare strong, tall, smart as pleats in your Catholic-schoolgirl skirt-plaid in black, yellow, green, white. As you climb eighteen green carpeted stairs, you...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 124–140.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Judith Ezekiel JUDITH EZEKIEL I GrewUpWhite: CrossinBg orderasndChanginRg ace1 I grew up white. Not just white. I grew up marshmallow-in-the-hot-chocolate white, a glaring, visible white. Neon white. And then I changed. This narrative is about "race,"2 about "my" race, and how I have navigated...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 130–153.
Published: 01 March 2001
...France Winddance Twine Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY TransgressiveWomenand TransracialMothers White Women and Critical Race Theory FRANCE WINDDANCE TWINE Yougobeyondbeinga whitepersonand youbecomtehe_figuroef hatredas well.That'showIfeel.Youbecomtehe [black...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 216–222.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Daphne Lamothe Black and White Women's Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations . By Cheryl J. Fish . Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2004 . 224 pp. Library binding, $59.95 . Copyright © 2005 by Smith College 2005 BookReview...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 42. Flyer promoting Close That Bedroom Door! , a book that urged white women to oppose racial integration by resisting sexual advances of black men, circa 1957. Vivion Lenon Brewer Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 13 [2 pp.].) More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 363–388.
Published: 01 December 2020
...L. Ayu Saraswati Abstract Previous scholarship on the immense popularity of skin-whitening frames this practice as revealing women’s desire to emulate whiteness and upper class White populations. Others have focused on whitening practices to highlight the working of racialized color hierarchy...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 15–41.
Published: 01 March 2010
...L. Ayu Saraswati Abstract Previous scholarship on the immense popularity of skin-whitening frames this practice as revealing women's desire to emulate whiteness and upper class white populations (Burke 1996; Peiss 1998; Hall 2005). Others have focused on whitening practices to highlight the working...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 December 2016
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2016
... married George Bustill White (his father was one of the wealthiest men in Philadelphia) and had five or six children. CharlotteFortenwas a freeborn teacher who was raised in the home of her grandfather, James Porten (a sail maker and veteran of the Revolutionary War), educated by private tutors...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): vii–xvii.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Common Core, there appears to be very little room for teachers to incorporate the voices and experiences of anyone whose life is not already embedded within the curriculum. Given that there is an implied dominant circle of historical privilege-where the voices of those who are white, male, heterosexual...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... across disciplines and beyond them. Works Cited Bennett Lerone Jr. 2000 . Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream . Chicago : Johnson Publishing Company, Inc . Collins Patricia Hill . 1990 . Black Feminist Thought . New York : Routledge , 1990 . Gay Geneva...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 156–160.
Published: 01 September 2014
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 196–218.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., a free man, she took on his last name and changed her first name to Harriet. Her story, unlike those of Frederick Douglass or Elizabeth Keckley, has been pieced together. She neither read nor wrote, so her life and the stories about her were either recorded by white writers and journalists or retold...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 225.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Arisa White Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 ARISA WHITE OntheFerrytoStatenIsland I refuse to eat the hotdogs and knishes my mother buys for us. Her children she shepherds blindly to what she thinks is the safer green. For herself too. Shuttled from my room where my brother and I would...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Leigh-Anne Francis Abstract In the post–Civil War South, black women litigants made conscious tactical appeals to white male judges’ racism, particularly the racist-sexist stereotypes at the heart of the white paternalism ethos, in order to win lawsuits against whites who defrauded them. African...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theories are as consistently misrepresented. The compelling conception of intersectionality proposed by Black feminists and other feminist scholars of color has a long—often ignored—history in scholarship and activism. In the 1970s and 1980s it represented a dramatic challenge to a white feminism...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 480–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
... domination, and general degradation within a hurtful herstory in which white motherhood and white mistresshood are sisters in subjugation. The author literarily autopsies Nig’s raciogenesis as black, her sociopolitical genealogy as enslaved, and her etiology as melancholic. This essay conceptualizes...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of Black women. The concept of feminism was first appropriated on Brazilian soil by educated white middle-class women who, in the process, built a particular history in which poor and Black women found little room to express their needs. Black women have been developing a critique of this appropriation...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... people who are cast as social failures. Recognizing this racial/racist logic as one that allows white America to absolve itself from its central role in maintaining structural oppression, the author argues for the continued calling out of anti-blackness in all spaces—public and intimate, white and non...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Kristal Brent Zook Abstract In 1990, in Indianola, Mississippi, there was a catfish-processing plant owned by 178 White male farmers. The workforce inside the plant was ninety percent Black and female. Led by an ordinary working mother turned union organizer named Sarah White, the women at Delta...