October 23, 2017

White Like Me: Chapter 3-Denial

"There is an illusion about America, a myth about America to which we are clinging which has nothing to do with the lives we lead... this collision between one's image of oneself and what one actually is, is always very painful and there are two … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club Thread- White Like Me: Chapter 2 Privilege

  George Carlin on White People   I am not interested in anybody's guilt. Guilt is a luxury that we can no longer afford. I know you didn't do it, and I didn't do it either, but I am responsible for it because I am a man  and a citizen … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club- Tim Wise, Chapter 1: Born to Belonging

Good Afternoon P.O.U.!  The first chapter of Tim Wise's book; White Like Me, starts off with a James Baldwin quote: "People who imagine that history flatters them (as it does, sine they wrote it) are impaled on their history like a butterfly on a … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club Reminder

Tomorrow, the discussion on White Like Me: Chapter One- Born to Belonging will begin.   More information about the book is below... Book Summary from Amazon.com- Racial privilege shapes the lives of white Americans in every facet of life, from … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club- New Selection

Hey P.O.U. Family! It's that time again to start up a new book. P.O.U. Book Club will read and discuss, "White Like Me, Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son" by Tim Wise.  This is Tim Wise's first book that was published in 2004. Book Summary … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club- The Bluest Eye

New Characters Elihue Micah Whitcomb (Soaphead Church)- A self-styled spiritualist, "Reader, Advisor,  and Interpreter of Dreams," Soaphead's mixed blood keeps him free from label of being black, although his racial and sexual ambiguities confine … [Read more...]

P.O.U. Book Club: The Bluest Eye

  I hope everyone has been able to read the section entitled, " Winter" from P.O.U. Book Club selection, The Bluest Eye. During Winter we are introduced to the following characters: Maureen Peal- Claudia and Frieda refer to her as "Meringue … [Read more...]