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“Racism is not intellectual”: Interracial Friendship, Multicultural Literature, and Decolonizing Epistemologies

Paula M. L. Moya

in Decolonizing Epistemologies: Latina/o Theology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241354
eISBN:
9780823241392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241354.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The essay written by Paula Moya offers the reader two possible strategies for decolonial action: interracial friendships and multicultural literature. Moya's argument is grounded in an exposition of ... More


Reaching across the Barbed Wire: Interracial Friendships in Young Adult Japanese American Incarceration Literature

Traise Yamamoto

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Through close examination of six texts, this essay traces the use of interracial friendship as a key trope in Young Adult literature about Japanese American incarceration during WWII. It argues that ... More


Free to Roam

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During Coffin’s term Evanston made tremendous strides. Chapter 4 examines the group’s experiences at Nichols Middle School. This is where most of us met for the first time. Drawing from larger ... More


Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Julia Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The series Our Gang (also known as The Little Rascals) has been called the most popular juvenile series ever filmed, beloved by generations of children and adults. According to Hollywoodlegend, ... More


The New Negro

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The New Negro” is a biography of Farina’s successor, “Stymie” Beard, who departed from the “pickaninny” stereotype to evoke a more street-wise, urbane “New Negro.” It also includes background on the ... More


The Little Rascals

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The Little Rascals” depicts Our Gang’s television revival as The Little Rascals in the 1950s. It tracks shifting reception to the series among black and white viewers, including boycotts by ... More


The Good Soldier

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“The Good Soldier” discusses MGM’s transformation of Our Gang into slick, stilted morality plays and its cancellation of the series in 1942. Describes how Our Gang joined the Office of War ... More


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