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Passing and Trespassing in the Academy: On Whiteness as Property and Racial Performance as Political Speech

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Title: Passing and Trespassing in the Academy: On Whiteness as Property and Racial Performance as Political Speech
Authors: Lawrence III, Charles R.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice
Citation: Lawrence, C. Passing and Trespassing in the Academy: On Whiteness as Property and Racial Performance as Political Speech. 31 Harv. J.Racial & Ethnic Just. 7 2015
Related To: http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/hblj31&g_sent=1&collection=journals&id=11
Abstract: Cheryl Harris begins her canonical piece, Whiteness as Property, by introducing her grandmother Alma. Fair skinned with straight hair and aquiline features, Alma "passes" so that she can feed herself and her two daughters. Harris speaks of Alma's daily illegal border crossing into this land reserved for whites. After a day's work, Alma returns home each evening, tired and worn, laying aside her mask and reentering herself.' "No longer immediately identifiable as Lula's daughter,' Alma could enter the white world, albeit on a false passport, not merely passing, but trespassing.
Pages/Duration: 24 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/46052
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