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'They Always Said I Would Marry a White Girl': Coming to Grips with Race in America

by Robert M. Moore III

Publisher: Hamilton Books
Pages: 136
Paperback
ISBN: 9780761837275






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Overview of 'They Always Said I Would Marry a White Girl': Coming to Grips with Race in America

Robert Moore, whose African American identity today may be questioned by some because of his very light skin color, grew up in an all-white suburb of Philadelphia in the 1960s when the push to assimilate was blatant. An examination of the life experiences of people sometimes felt to be at the perimeter, serves to point out that the racial categories of White and Black in America remain strong and impenetrable. The book spans nearly fifty years beginning in the author's youth to a contemporary period when he is a sociology teacher in a university classroom.

Synopsis of 'They Always Said I Would Marry a White Girl': Coming to Grips with Race in America

Robert Moore, whose African American identity today may be questioned by some because of his very light skin color, grew up in an all-white suburb of Philadelphia in the 1960s when the push to assimilate was blatant. An examination of the life experiences of people sometimes felt to be at the perimeter, serves to point out that the racial categories of White and Black in America remain strong and impenetrable. The book spans nearly fifty years beginning in the author's youth to a contemporary period when he is a sociology teacher in a university classroom.

About the Author, Robert M. Moore III

Robert Moore III is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Frostburg State University in Maryland. He is a past recipient of faculty achievement awards for teaching and service and was recently nominated for a State of Maryland Higher Education Regents' Teaching Award. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society and former chair of the Committee for Race and Ethnic Minorities, Southern Sociological Society. Professor Moore has edited several books including: African Americans and Whites: Changing Relationships on College Campuses; The Quality and Quantity of Contact: African Americans and Whites on College Campuses; and The Hidden America: Social Problems in Rural America for the Twenty-first Century.

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