Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South

Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South

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Overview

In 1994, Mab Segrest first explained how she “had become a woman haunted by the dead.” Against a backdrop of nine generations of her family’s history, Segrest explored her experiences in the 1980s as a white lesbian organizing against a virulent far-right movement in North Carolina. Memoir of a Race Traitor became a classic text of white antiracist practice. bell hooks called it a “courageous and daring [example of] the reality that political solidarity, forged in struggle, can exist across differences.” Adrienne Rich wrote that it was “a unique document and thoroughly fascinating.” Juxtaposing childhood memories with contemporary events, Segrest described her journey into the heart of her culture, finally veering from its trajectory of violence toward hope and renewal. Now, amid our current national crisis, driven by an increasingly apocalyptic white supremacist movement, Segrest returns with an updated edition of her classic book. With a new introduction and afterword that explores what has transpired with the far right since its publication, the book brings us into the age of Trump—and to what can and must be done.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974975426
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 12/10/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 963,544
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mab Segrest is an American feminist and activist who attended Duke University and received her Ph.D. in English literature. The founder of many social-justice organizations, she speaks on topics such as sexism, classism, and racism. She’s currently conducting research on the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Brenda Currin is an experienced and award-winning actress and audiobook narrator who has performed in shows such as In Cold Blood, The World According to Garp, and Taps. After working in New York City as an actress, she left theater to pursue a master's degree in anthropology. Since then, she has become the co-founder of What Girls Know, a theater program for the healthy development of adolescent girls, as well as a narrator and a director. She resides in New Orleans.

Mab Segrest is an American feminist and activist who attended Duke University and received her Ph.D. in English literature. The founder of many social-justice organizations, she speaks on topics such as sexism, classism, and racism. She’s currently conducting research on the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Edition xiii

Preface to the Original Edition xxiii

Part 1 Memoir of a Race Traitor 1

1 Osceola's Head 3

2 The Typical American Democracy 8

3 Statesville 17

4 Coming Out 41

5 Bad Blood 55

6 The White Patriot Party 72

7 Mama 93

8 Robeson, Bloody Robeson 110

9 Take What You Need 142

10 The Bookstore Murders 147

11 A Journey We Make Daily 175

12 Epilogue 186

Part 2 On Being White and Other Lies: A History of Racism in the United States 193

1 Commerce Capitalism: "So Great a Supply Exhausted in So Short a Time …" 199

2 Industrial Capitalism: "Slavery Is Nothing Compared to It…" 209

3 Finance Capitalism: "Nothing We Could Do but Take Them All…" 221

Part 3 A Bridge, Not a Wedge 243

Afterword 265

Notes 277

Index 305

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