One Drop

One Drop

One Drop

Challenges narrow perceptions of Blackness as both an identity and lived reality to understand the diversity of what it means to be Black in the US and around the world What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who determines who is Black and who is not? Who's Black, who's not, and who cares? In the United States, a Black person has come to be defined as any person with any known Black ancestry. Statutorily referred to as "the rule of hypodescent," this definition of Blackness is more popularly known as the "one-drop rule," meaning that a person with any trace of Black ancestry, however small or (in)visible, cannot be considered White. A method of social order that began almost immediately after the arrival of enslaved Africans in America, by 1910 it was the law in almost all southern states. At a time when the one-drop rule functioned to protect and preserve White racial purity, Blackness was both a matter of biology and the law. One was either Black or White. Period. Has the social and political landscape changed one hundred years later? One Drop explores the extent to which historical definitions of race continue to shape contemporary racial identities and lived experiences of racial difference. Featuring the perspectives of 60 contributors representing 25 countries and combining candid narratives with striking portraiture, this book provides living testimony to the diversity of Blackness. Although contributors use varying terms to self-identify, they all see themselves as part of the larger racial, cultural, and social group generally referred to as Black. They have all had their identity called into question simply because they do not fit neatly into the stereotypical "Black box" -- dark skin, "kinky" hair, broad nose, full lips, etc. Most have been asked "What are you?" or the more politically correct "Where are you from?" throughout their lives. It is through contributors' lived experiences with and lived imaginings of Black identity that we can visualize multiple possibilities for Blackness.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Yaba Blay
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2021-02-16
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9780807073377


One Drop

One Drop

A father's stunning secret sparks a life-transforming journey in this story of race, identity, and the American dream. Broyard tries to make sense of her father's choices and the impact of his revelation on her own life.

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Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author : Bliss Broyard
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Release : 2014-05-21
Total Pages : 306 Pages
ISBN : 0316145491


Just One Drop

Just One Drop

Jennifer Adams, best friend to Jacque Pierce and Sally Morgan, spicy, out spoken, a little crazy and human...or so she thought. Jen has just found out that human DNA is not the only thing that resides in her veins, she happens to share that little pesky werewolf gene, although it isn't more than just a drop. Now that she and her friends are living in Romania with Fane's pack, she is also oh so conveniently stuck with the object of her affection, the fur ball Decebel. Drawn to each other by something they don't understand Jen finds herself frustrated by the lack of mating signs between her and said fur ball. Not only is she dealing with that not so un-frustrating problem, she now has been informed that because of that little drop of werewolf blood in her she is now required to attended a multi-pack gathering for un-mated wolves. This type of gathering hasn't taken place in over a century but with a shortage of females among the werewolf population the males are getting worried they won't ever find their true mates. Meanwhile, Decebel struggles with the emotions he is feeling towards Jen. He tries to keep his distance but there is just something about the mouthy blonde that keeps him coming back for more of her verbal abuse that he just can't seem to get enough of...go figure.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Quinn Loftis
Publisher : Quinn Loftis Books, LLC
Release : 2012-08-15
Total Pages : 318 Pages
ISBN : 9781465734082


One Drop Of Blood

One Drop Of Blood

A bold and original retelling of the story of race in America Why has a nation founded upon precepts of freedom and universal humanity continually produced, through its preoccupation with race, a divided and constrained populace? This question is the starting point for Scott Malcomson's riveting and deeply researched account, which amplifies history with memoir and reportage. From the beginning, Malcomson shows, a nation obsessed with invention began to create a new idea of race, investing it with unprecedented moral and social meaning. A succession of visionaries and opportunists, self-promoters and would-be reformers carried on the process, helping to define "black," "white," and "Indian" in opposition to one another, and in service to the aspirations and anxieties of each era. But the people who had to live within those definitions found them constraining. They sought to escape the limits of race imposed by escaping from other races or by controlling, confining, eliminating, or absorbing them, in a sad, absurd parade of events. Such efforts have never truly succeeded, yet their legacy haunts us, as we unhappily re-enact the drama of separatism in our schools, workplaces, and communities. By not only recounting the shared American tragicomedy of race but helping us to own, even to embrace it, this important book offers us a way at last to move beyond it.

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Genre : History
Author : Scott Malcomson
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2000-10-04
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 142993607X


One Drop Of Blood

One Drop Of Blood

As the director of the Department of the Army's Central Identification Laboratory, Robert Dean "Kel" McKelvey has made a career solving some of the country's most complex identification cases. The CIL is responsible for identifying all U.S. war dead from battlefields old and new around the world. The caseload is endless, the endgame invaluable. Kel's work -- the examination of a bone or bone fragment -- may bring blessed closure to thousands of military families and loved ones left behind. But after fifteen years at the CIL, Kel is fast approaching emotional meltdown. And that's when he encounters his thorniest case yet: the recovery of Jimmie Carl Trimble, a soldier from Arkansas who died a hero's death during the Vietnam War. When a rare DNA sequence turns up at both the Army and FBI labs, it points to the unthinkable: a link between Trimble and a forty-year-old unsolved racial killing in the Arkansas delta. Partnered uneasily with the volatile FBI Special Agent Michael Levine, Kel must peel back decades of silence to reveal a complex web of stolen identity, betrayal, patriotism, collusion, and lies. Taking readers deep inside the fascinating world of military and civilian forensic science, One Drop of Blood is a pitch-perfect thriller by a talented new author who knows the terrain better than anyone.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Thomas Holland
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2006-05-09
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780743289115


Planet One Drop

Planet One Drop

The book is a science fiction and it is about an imaginary world where the new inhabitants can have some fun. The two newly occupied downgraded planets were, Planet One Drop and Planet Rabox. The world was in trouble because of a massive nuclear reactor meltdown just like Chernobyl but it was on a bigger scale, and then much else besides. As a timing of good faith, our planet earth was baled out of their apparent demise by their alliance with the Aliens of planet Rabox. An exchange program was initiated by Planet Rabox which became the building block for all three planets. The Rastronauts and the Untouchable people became the protagonist of this new space age.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Hopeton Gray
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2013-02-12
Total Pages : 189 Pages
ISBN : 9781479765621


One Drop Too White

One Drop Too White

Bearing aversion & dubiety for society, Mike Mose braved the culture of Detroit, Michigan in the 1990s. Even though the city became ravaged with poverty & violence, the calamity taking place within his home created his ultimate austerity. With a womanizing father who was imprisoned due to illicit business dealings, his mother was forced to raise f ive boys alone. She overcame extreme f inancial hardships & was able to move her family to the suburbs of Southfield, Michigan. The move guaranteed her children an opportunity to attain the spectrum of grandeur that she desired for them. In Mike Mose’s new environment, he was introduced to a class of African Americans he’d never encountered before. While in the suburbs, he realized that he didn’t quite agree with the belief systems that the kids there had developed about race & lower class blacks. Thus, he became entangled in an identity crisis; one where he struggled with his city roots and his new middle class beginning. Mike’s closest friends in Detroit were involved in underworld criminal activity, running with gangs such as CS8 & the Motown Legends. However, he strived to fit in with a new crew in Southfield called PBC. PBC was a selective group of young black men in the area, who wanted Mike to forget about his friends in Detroit. As a young, light skinned African-American man, Mike was a constant victim of intra-racism, victimized by dark skinned blacks. He also witnessed dark skinned blacks fall victim to intra-racism as well. The intra-racism that he encountered was compelling, and brings to light this ugly secret that has been hidden in the African- American community. Throughout the book, Mike Mose remains stuck in the middle of two worlds, representing the unique position that many African-Americans, who move to the suburbs from inner cities, are placed in.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Mike Mose
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2011-05-03
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781456758059


Not One Drop

Not One Drop

Betrayed by oilmen’s promises in the 1970s, the people of Prince William Sound, Alaska, awaken on March 14, 1989, to the nation’s largest oil spill. Not One Drop is an extraordinary tale of ordinary lives ripped apart by disaster and of community healing through building relationships of trust. This story offers critical lessons for a society traumatized by political divides and facing the looming catastrophe of global climate change. Author Riki Ott, a rare combination of commercial salmon “fisherm’am” and PhD marine biologist, describes firsthand the impacts of oil companies’ broken promises when the Exxon Valdez spills most of its cargo and despoils thousands of miles of shore. Ott illustrates in stirring fashion the oil industry’s 20-year trail of pollution and deception that predated the tragic 1989 spill and delves deep into the disruption to the fishing community of Cordova over the following 19 years. In vivid detail, she describes the human trauma coupled inextricably with that of the sound’s wildlife and its long road to recovery. Ott critically examines shifts in scientific understanding of oil-spill effects on ecosystems and communities, exposes fundamental flaws in governance and the legal system, and contrasts hard won spill-prevention and spill-response measures in the sound to dangerous conditions on the Alaska pipeline. Her human story, varied background, professional training, and activist heart lead readers to the root of the problem: a clash of human rights and corporate power embedded in law and small-town life. Not One Drop is as much an example of how too many corporate owners and political leaders betray everyday citizens as it is one of the universal struggle to maintain heart, to find the courage to overcome disaster, and to forge a new path from despair to hope.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Riki Ott
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 327 Pages
ISBN : UCSD:31822035352798


One Drop Rule

One Drop Rule

This is what time has been waiting for, another historical fictional writer who takes you back in time to an era that defined the rich history of America's past. If you love the writing styles of Zora Neale Hurston or Earnest J. Gaines, then you will love this book of short stories. These stories are about Black/African American people, who were labeled with many names; one such as colored people. This meant they had all shades, light, brown, caramel, and dark skin; you pick. The thing that holds these stories together is they are about people who not only have African blood, but European blood also. It was funny how they had European blood, and some even looked like them, but was never credited with having it. The One Drop Rule was a law that stated that if a person had one drop of mixed; per say Black/African American, blood in them, they were considered black or Negro. The stories are not based on true characters but based on some factual things that the Negro/ mixed race went through in America at that time.

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Genre :
Author : Pamela Thornton
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-01-02
Total Pages : 82 Pages
ISBN : 1505943655


One Drop Of Kindness

One Drop Of Kindness

Kindness...for some, it comes so easy, but for others, it can be a struggle. The answer often lies in a person's story. Meet Gus, a one-time orphan who goes through life thinking that hurtful words and actions are the only way to behave and communicate with others. Interestingly, Gus lives in a town that holds a mysterious secret which finally gets unlocked by something that was hidden away. By unlocking this secret, you too can join the ripple effect of kindness that Gus, along with his school and town, is experiencing with the rest of the world! This book, along with each of you, will change our world as we know it. It only takes One Drop of Kindness to fill a heart with love.

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Author : Jeff Kubiak
Publisher : Edumatch
Release : 2019-04-29
Total Pages : 34 Pages
ISBN : 1970133082