Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Don't be acting our color, act your color!"

Pamela J. Tracy

1. There is a clear discrepancy between the black girls mentioned in this article as feeling quite strongly that white people should act their own color, especially in terms of the relationship between music and identities. Fights erupted between the Central girls because of the white girl’s choice to listen to “black” music and act not according to their own skin color. But in the last part of the article titled, “Gendered Allegiances” wouldn’t you agree that it is contradictory on behalf of the black girls to accept the white girls back in on the basis of making sure the boy’s music was not played?

2. Have you ever encountered a situation wherein how you identified yourself was questioned in terms of not acting what your skin color shows you to be?

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