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Downed By Friendly FireBlack Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling$
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Signithia Fordham

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816689668

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.001.0001

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Brittany

Brittany

She Talks Like a Black Girl

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(p.125) Chapter 4 Brittany
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Downed By Friendly Fire
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Signithia Fordham

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0005

The fourth chapter chronicles how one participant, Brittany, rejected her presumed White biological identity and opted, instead, to pass for Black. Compelled to leave her Black peers in the core city and live with her father in the suburban community because her custodial parent, her mother, feared that her daughter is becoming Black, Brittany defied hegemonic normality and was consigned to a non privileged social space, not so much by her peers but by the adults at the school, as they describe her, “she talks like a Black girl.”

Keywords:   Race, Gender, Racism, Racial politics, Social dynamics, Racial identity, Conformity, Identity performance

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