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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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Goldilocks, and Girls Who are Not

(p.195) Chapter 6 Chloe
Downed By Friendly Fire

Signithia Fordham

University of Minnesota Press

The sixth chapter, following Chloe, details how a biracial student misrecognizes the violence embodied in socially approved normalcy and fails to connect her social problems to the structural violence endemic to the race and gender subordination documented in this book. Statusitis and her insatiable quest for hegemonic normalcy, especially regarding her hair, leads her to a kind of depression that is so severe she often finds it impossible to go to school.

Keywords:   Race, Gender, Biracial, Racial politics, Social dynamics, Racial identity, Conformity, Identity performance, Racialized violence

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