Autobiographies under Jim Crow

What are the strengths and weaknesses of autobiographies as evidence on the nature of black-white attitudes and relationships under Jim Crow? Answer with detailed reference to TWO key studies. Introduction The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia describes the Jim Crow system of segregation as a ‘racial caste system’ in operation largely in southern states … Continue reading Autobiographies under Jim Crow

T-Shirts of Trauma: From Suicide Notes to Blood Spatter Patterns

A good friend of mine recently posted a link to a young girl wearing a mass-production t-shirt on Facebook. Why would you even click the link? What's the issue? This is the issue. This is the t-shirt. One of many actually. This t-shirt comes in different shapes and colours all bearing the same design - … Continue reading T-Shirts of Trauma: From Suicide Notes to Blood Spatter Patterns

Define and discuss the terms ‘race’ and ‘whiteness’ and comment on how they help us to analyse and understand white racism and the African American experience

Throughout history, people of different skin tones have consistently recognised, though perhaps not understood, the aesthetic difference between humans.[1] The process of ‘othering’ has been witnessed since as early as the first point of contact between races; this recognition of difference and subsequent allocation of worth, in the process of creating an Other, demonstrates the … Continue reading Define and discuss the terms ‘race’ and ‘whiteness’ and comment on how they help us to analyse and understand white racism and the African American experience