Black for a day : white fantasies of race and empathy / Alisha Gaines.

Published: 13/01/2019
Black for a day : white fantasies of race and empathy / Alisha Gaines.
Source: CATALOG.MULTCOLIB.ORG

"In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously 'became' black as well, traveling the American South in search of a certain kind of racial understanding. Contemporary history is littered with the surprisingly complex stories of white people passing as black, and here Alisha Gaines constructs

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