Monday, February 4, 2013
Review of Acting White? by Carbado and Gulati
It is pretty interesting reading about circumstances that I have felt that I lived at least once in my life, if not most of my life. This novel written by Davon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati explore what it means to act white in today's post-racial America. Growing up, I had the privelege of going to a great magnet school that seemed to be extremely diverse, if not majority white. And my single mother raised my brother and me in a small suburb of Evanston that is mostly white. I've heard from many people over the course of my life that I "talk" or "act" white. I never quite knew why it mattered why it mattered how I talk or act. I wake up each day being a black American. I go to sleep each night being a black American. There was never any difference to me.