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Violent protests disrupted the city as forced desegregation was implemented in public schools beginning in the school year. Boston busing desegregation flamed racial tensions, resulting in riots, beatings and violence which persisted for many years. At that time, there were anti-miscegenation laws in many US states. These were not overturned until the Supreme Court ruling Loving v. During this period the strategy for social change through peaceful protests that are associated with the Civil Rights Movement were being challenged by new African American leaders. Stokely Carmichael is credited with the first popular use of term " Black Power " in at a Civil Rights rally.

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Her mother is white; her father is African-American. Growing up, Senna attended Boston public schools as well as the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts , an alternative school in Roxbury founded to instill racial pride in black children through arts education. Senna graduated from Brookline High School. She did her undergraduate degree at Stanford University , where she was the founder and editor of the literary journal, Enigma: The Stanford Journal of Black Expression.

Caucasia is narrated by a young biracial girl, Birdie Lee, who is taken into the political underground by her mother, and forced to live under an assumed identity. The narrator feels displaced, however, and is unsure of how she fits into the world around her. She recounts the story of her parents, who married in Their marriage was opposed by some family members and friends as the two American writers came from wildly divergent backgrounds.

Her mother was a white woman with a blue-blood Bostonian lineage. Her father was a black man, the son of a single mother and an unknown father. In "The Care of the Self," a new mother hosts an old friend, still single, and discovers how each of them pities and envies the other.

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While, during my undergraduate education, I studied a number of texts that addressed these genres and themes, Caucasia highlights the racialisation of the traditional American Bildungsroman and the American identity that it constructs in a way that none of the other texts I studied did. Indeed, the relationship between history and the individual is somewhat fraught in American literature in particular, due to its aesthetic and ideological rejection of historical consciousness. For example, R. I came across Caucasia through my own independent research as a graduate scholar, whilst trying to address some of the myriad lacunae of my undergraduate education. In the American bildungsroman, particularly in white, male iterations of the genre, physical escape from the environment of ones origins is central to developing individuality, independence, and a sense of an autonomous adult identity. In Caucasia, Birdie takes versions of this now well-worn pilgrimage of American identity formation.

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Her mother is white; her father is African-American. Growing up, Senna attended Boston public schools as well as the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts , an alternative school in Roxbury founded to instill racial pride in black children through arts education. Senna graduated from Brookline High School. She did her undergraduate degree at Stanford University , where she was the founder and editor of the literary journal, Enigma: The Stanford Journal of Black Expression.

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