Monday, 12 December 2011

Women And Black Men

Women And Black Men Biography
As a Black woman coming of age and living in the Deep South during
the civil rights movement, I had a deep concern for how Black people were
perceived and judged, especially  by people who knew nothing about us. My
experiences during that time period fostered my fascination with writing autobiography. Historically, Black Americans have commonly employed the genre
of autobiography to tell their stories (Harris, 2003). It was originally a means
of appealing to White society for acceptance as human beings.
I find that writing autobiography gives me the opportunity not only to
explore my history from a personal perspective, relative to the political happenings of the times, local happenings, Black community events, academic
experiences, and other occurrences that somehow impinge on my life, but also
to revisit those times from a “removed” perspective. I am able to visit my life
as an “other.” I also examine my autobiographical writings in light of the many
ways I identify myself. The impact of these facts also affects how I respond to
my life events today, not only in my personal interactions but also in my interactions as an educator, with my colleagues, and with my students. Certainly
each teacher’s identity and understanding thereof also impact his or her interactions with his or her colleagues and their students, depending on the backgrounds and the identities of those colleagues and students.
Autobiography can also be a means to share one’s history and culture
with others. The production of autobiography opens avenues for individuals to
examine how the things their parents taught them, their formal education, and
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