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Presented By: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Rebecca Carroll on "Surviving the White Gaze"

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Rebecca Carroll
Join us for a discussion with Rebecca Carroll on her new book, Surviving the White Gaze. Beth Chimera, writing instructor at the Ford School Writing Center, will moderate the discussion.

From the speaker's bio:

Rebecca Carroll is a writer, editor and host of the podcast Come Through with Rebecca Carroll: 15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal year for America (WNYC Studios). Most recently, she was a cultural critic at WNYC, and a critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. Her writing has been published widely, and she’s the author of several books about race in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America. Her memoir, Surviving the White Gaze (Simon & Schuster, Feb 2021), has been optioned by MGM/TV and Killer Films with Rebecca attached to adapt for a limited series.

About the book:

A stirring and powerful memoir from black cultural critic Rebecca Carroll recounting her painful struggle to overcome a completely white childhood in order to forge her identity as a black woman in America.

Rebecca Carroll grew up the only black person in her rural New Hampshire town. Adopted at birth by artistic parents who believed in peace, love, and zero population growth, her early childhood was loving and idyllic—and yet she couldn’t articulate the deep sense of isolation she increasingly felt as she grew older.

Intimate and illuminating, Surviving the White Gaze is a timely examination of racism and racial identity in America today, and an extraordinarily moving portrait of resilience.
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Rebecca Carroll

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March 3, 2021 (Wednesday) 4:00pm
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