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If Nella Larsen...

were to blog vehemently on any topic, I believe that topic would be interracial communication and tolerance. Nella Larsen’s novel, Passing, draws from reality; the author, like her protagonists, existed in a place between not quite black or white. 140 more words


I ’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too?

These are wonderful spoken word interpretations of a piece by young, bi-racial woman artist, Zora Howard. I strongly suggest you watch them.

As our class has been asked to explore identity, I’ve thought about what it means to have an identity and what elements create an identity. 749 more words


Nella Larsen: Quicksand / Passing

It’s interesting to see a book reclaimed as a classic when you’ve never heard of the author. ‘Classic’ – here it’s in the Serpent’s Tail Classics… 1,156 more words

Nella Larsen

Thoughts on Nella Larsen’s Passing

Throughout my African American Literature English class (what a mouthful!), we have read many novels and nonfiction commentaries. Some novels include Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, Charles Chesnutt’s “The Sheriff’s Children” and… 768 more words


Passing: A Review

The last thing Irene Redfield expected one afternoon was for her life to drastically change, but that’s exactly what happened the moment she bumped into Clare Kendry, a childhood acquaintance, one smoldering Chicago summer afternoon. 328 more words

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In this video we see children and Adults answering the same question “If you could change one thing about your body what would it be?” The adults in this video saw flaws in themselves and spoke about the flaws they wanted to change. 353 more words

What Does it Mean to be ____________- A Reflection on Posts Pass & Passing

In a previous blog post of mine entitled Dark Enough to Relate, Light Enough to be the Oppressor , I addressed the idea of and the stigmas surrounding what it means to be considered “Latino”. 1,044 more words