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Trapped in Two Different Racial Worlds in Gregory Williams' "Life on the Color Line"
Review of Gregory H. Williams' "Life on the Color Line
# 131925 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in African-American Studies (Racism)


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This paper reviews and analyzes the autobiographical book by Gregory H. Williams entitled "Life on the Color Line." According to the paper, this is the autobiographical story of an unusual man who found himself, early in life, in a difficult if not extraordinary situation, trapped between two different racial worlds. The story is essentially about a white man with one-quarter black heritage who, due to various traumatic events in his childhood, decides to consciously embrace a black racial identity.

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"This book, by Gregory H. Williams, is an autobiographical story of an unusual man who found himself, early in life, in a difficult if not extraordinary situation, trapped (as he tells it) between two different racial worlds. It seems this story is basically about a white man with one-quarter black heritage who, due to various traumatic and confusing events in his childhood, decides to consciously attempt to embrace a black racial identity. This paper will address the question of race construction, i.e. how certain people might live the life of one given race or another based upon..."

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Trapped in Two Different Racial Worlds in Gregory Williams' "Life on the Color Line" (2007, December 01) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/trapped-in-two-different-racial-worlds-in-gregory-williams-life-on-the-color-line-131925/

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"Trapped in Two Different Racial Worlds in Gregory Williams' "Life on the Color Line"" 01 December 2007. Web. 18 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/trapped-in-two-different-racial-worlds-in-gregory-williams-life-on-the-color-line-131925/>

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