One Drop

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Challenges narrow perceptions of Blackness as both an identity and lived reality to understand the diversity of what it means to be Black in the US and around the world What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who determines who is Black and who is not? Who’s Black, who’s not, and who cares? In the United States, a Black person has come to be defined as any person with any known Black ancestry. Statutorily referred to as “the rule of hypodescent,” this definition of Blackness is more popularly known as the “one-drop rule,” meaning that a person with any trace of Black ancestry, however small or (in)visible, cannot be considered White. A method of social order that began almost immediately after the arrival of enslaved Africans in America, by 1910 it was the law in almost all southern states. At a time when the one-drop rule functioned to protect and preserve White racial purity, Blackness was both a matter of biology and the law. One was either Black or White. Period. Has the social and political landscape changed one hundred years later? One Drop explores the extent to which historical definitions of race continue to shape contemporary racial identities and lived experiences of racial difference. Featuring the perspectives of 60 contributors representing 25 countries and combining candid narratives with striking portraiture, this book provides living testimony to the diversity of Blackness. Although contributors use varying terms to self-identify, they all see themselves as part of the larger racial, cultural, and social group generally referred to as Black. They have all had their identity called into question simply because they do not fit neatly into the stereotypical “Black box”—dark skin, “kinky” hair, broad nose, full lips, etc. Most have been asked “What are you?” or the more politically correct “Where are you from?” throughout their lives. It is through contributors’ lived experiences with and lived imaginings of Black identity that we can visualize multiple possibilities for Blackness.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Yaba Blay
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2021-02-16
File : 290 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780807073360


One Drop

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In this acclaimed memoir, Bliss Broyard, daughter of the literary critic Anatole Broyard, examines her father's choice to hide his racial identity, and the impact of this revelation on her own life. Two months before he died, renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard called his grown son and daughter to his side to impart a secret he had kept all their lives and most of his own: he was black. Born in the French Quarter in 1920, Anatole had begun to conceal his racial identity after his family moved to Brooklyn and his parents resorted to "passing" in order to get work. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York literary elite, he maintained the favßade. Now his daughter Bliss tries to make sense of his choices. Seeking out unknown relatives in New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, Bliss uncovers the 250-year history of her family in America and chronicles her own evolution from privilged WASP to a woman of mixed-race ancestry.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bliss Broyard
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2007-09-27
File : 379 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780316019736


One Drop At A Time

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Genre : Mormon Church
Author : M. Russell Ballard
Publisher : Deseret Book
Release : 2013
File : 42 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1609075226


One Drop Of Blood

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A bold and original retelling of the story of race in America Why has a nation founded upon precepts of freedom and universal humanity continually produced, through its preoccupation with race, a divided and constrained populace? This question is the starting point for Scott Malcomson's riveting and deeply researched account, which amplifies history with memoir and reportage. From the beginning, Malcomson shows, a nation obsessed with invention began to create a new idea of race, investing it with unprecedented moral and social meaning. A succession of visionaries and opportunists, self-promoters and would-be reformers carried on the process, helping to define "black," "white," and "Indian" in opposition to one another, and in service to the aspirations and anxieties of each era. But the people who had to live within those definitions found them constraining. They sought to escape the limits of race imposed by escaping from other races or by controlling, confining, eliminating, or absorbing them, in a sad, absurd parade of events. Such efforts have never truly succeeded, yet their legacy haunts us, as we unhappily re-enact the drama of separatism in our schools, workplaces, and communities. By not only recounting the shared American tragicomedy of race but helping us to own, even to embrace it, this important book offers us a way at last to move beyond it.

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Genre : History
Author : Scott Malcomson
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2000-10-04
File : 598 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781429936071


Just One Drop

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Jennifer Adams, best friend to Jacque Pierce and Sally Morgan, spicy, out spoken, a little crazy and human...or so she thought. Jen has just found out that human DNA is not the only thing that resides in her veins, she happens to share that little pesky werewolf gene, although it isn't more than just a drop. Now that she and her friends are living in Romania with Fane's pack, she is also oh so conveniently stuck with the object of her affection, the fur ball Decebel. Drawn to each other by something they don't understand Jen finds herself frustrated by the lack of mating signs between her and said fur ball. Not only is she dealing with that not so un-frustrating problem, she now has been informed that because of that little drop of werewolf blood in her she is now required to attended a multi-pack gathering for un-mated wolves. This type of gathering hasn't taken place in over a century but with a shortage of females among the werewolf population the males are getting worried they won't ever find their true mates. Meanwhile, Decebel struggles with the emotions he is feeling towards Jen. He tries to keep his distance but there is just something about the mouthy blonde that keeps him coming back for more of her verbal abuse that he just can't seem to get enough of...go figure.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Quinn Loftis
Publisher : Quinn Loftis Books, LLC
Release : 2012-08-15
File : 338 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781465734082


Not One Drop

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Betrayed by oilmen’s promises in the 1970s, the people of Prince William Sound, Alaska, awaken on March 14, 1989, to the nation’s largest oil spill. Not One Drop is an extraordinary tale of ordinary lives ripped apart by disaster and of community healing through building relationships of trust. This story offers critical lessons for a society traumatized by political divides and facing the looming catastrophe of global climate change. Author Riki Ott, a rare combination of commercial salmon “fisherm’am” and PhD marine biologist, describes firsthand the impacts of oil companies’ broken promises when the Exxon Valdez spills most of its cargo and despoils thousands of miles of shore. Ott illustrates in stirring fashion the oil industry’s 20-year trail of pollution and deception that predated the tragic 1989 spill and delves deep into the disruption to the fishing community of Cordova over the following 19 years. In vivid detail, she describes the human trauma coupled inextricably with that of the sound’s wildlife and its long road to recovery. Ott critically examines shifts in scientific understanding of oil-spill effects on ecosystems and communities, exposes fundamental flaws in governance and the legal system, and contrasts hard won spill-prevention and spill-response measures in the sound to dangerous conditions on the Alaska pipeline. Her human story, varied background, professional training, and activist heart lead readers to the root of the problem: a clash of human rights and corporate power embedded in law and small-town life. Not One Drop is as much an example of how too many corporate owners and political leaders betray everyday citizens as it is one of the universal struggle to maintain heart, to find the courage to overcome disaster, and to forge a new path from despair to hope.

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Genre : Alaska
Author : Riki Ott
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Release : 2008
File : 372 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCSD:31822035352798


One Drop Of Kindness

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Kindness...for some, it comes so easy, but for others, it can be a struggle. The answer often lies in a person's story. This book, along with each of you, will change our world as we know it. It only takes One Drop of Kindness to fill a heart with love.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jeff Kubiak
Publisher : Edumatch
Release : 2019-05-03
File : 34 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1970133198


One Drop Rule

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This is what time has been waiting for, another historical fictional writer who takes you back in time to an era that defined the rich history of America's past. If you love the writing styles of Zora Neale Hurston or Earnest J. Gaines, then you will love this book of short stories. These stories are about Black/African American people, who were labeled with many names; one such as colored people. This meant they had all shades, light, brown, caramel, and dark skin; you pick. The thing that holds these stories together is they are about people who not only have African blood, but European blood also. It was funny how they had European blood, and some even looked like them, but was never credited with having it. The One Drop Rule was a law that stated that if a person had one drop of mixed; per say Black/African American, blood in them, they were considered black or Negro. The stories are not based on true characters but based on some factual things that the Negro/ mixed race went through in America at that time.

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Author : Pamela Thornton
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-01-02
File : 82 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1505943655


One Drop Of Rain

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When Molly McMaster receives an unheard-of diagnosis of colon cancer on her 23rd birthday, she finds that her worst fear isn't that she might die, but rather that she will become "that poor little sick girl." Instead, she chooses to answer back with creative, funny, sexy, and out-of-the-box ideas that inadvertently begin to change the view of this "old man's disease." This is no kumbaya cancer trip. Follow Molly as she generates national "colon" headlines by skating 2,000 miles across the country, building a giant colon, and helping to create The Colon Club, a national non-profit with the goal of raising awareness of colorectal cancer, especially in young people. An inspirational story of courage and overcoming the odds, this candid memoir is the ultimate story of how every rainstorm begins with just a single drop of rain. *A portion of the profit from every book sold will be given to the nonprofit The Colon Club to help further educational efforts.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Molly McMaster Morgoslepov
Publisher :
Release : 2019-02-14
File : 376 Pages
ISBN-13 : 057845906X


One Drop

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Challenges narrow perceptions of Blackness as both an identity and lived reality to understand the diversity of what it means to be Black in the US and around the world What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who determines who is Black and who is not? Who’s Black, who’s not, and who cares? In the United States, a Black person has come to be defined as any person with any known Black ancestry. Statutorily referred to as “the rule of hypodescent,” this definition of Blackness is more popularly known as the “one-drop rule,” meaning that a person with any trace of Black ancestry, however small or (in)visible, cannot be considered White. A method of social order that began almost immediately after the arrival of enslaved Africans in America, by 1910 it was the law in almost all southern states. At a time when the one-drop rule functioned to protect and preserve White racial purity, Blackness was both a matter of biology and the law. One was either Black or White. Period. Has the social and political landscape changed one hundred years later? One Drop explores the extent to which historical definitions of race continue to shape contemporary racial identities and lived experiences of racial difference. Featuring the perspectives of 60 contributors representing 25 countries and combining candid narratives with striking portraiture, this book provides living testimony to the diversity of Blackness. Although contributors use varying terms to self-identify, they all see themselves as part of the larger racial, cultural, and social group generally referred to as Black. They have all had their identity called into question simply because they do not fit neatly into the stereotypical “Black box”—dark skin, “kinky” hair, broad nose, full lips, etc. Most have been asked “What are you?” or the more politically correct “Where are you from?” throughout their lives. It is through contributors’ lived experiences with and lived imaginings of Black identity that we can visualize multiple possibilities for Blackness.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Yaba Blay
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2021-02-16
File : 290 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780807073377