Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex, by Marita Golden
In a hard-hitting meditation on the role that color plays among African Americans and in wider society, Marita Golden dares to put herself on the line, expressing her fears and rage about how she has navigated through the color complex.
To be sure, this is book is not a pity party—but, rather, a nuanced look at identity, and the irrepressible and graceful will of the human spirit. Peppering her narrative with “Postcards from the Color Complex,” reminiscences of some of the author’s most powerful experiences, Golden takes us inside her world, and inside her heart, to show what a half-century of intraracial and interracial personal politics looks like.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Day 2 of Kwanzaa
Today's principle is Self-Determination - Kujichagulia.