White Tears/Brown Scars

Ruby Hamad
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White Tears/Brown Scars

Published

3 September 2019

ISBN

9780522875591

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1.1MB

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Melbourne University Press

White Tears/Brown Scars

Ruby Hamad
A confronting reality check for the privileged position of the white woman.
When white people cry foul it is often people of colour who suffer. White tears have a potency that silences racial minorities. White Tears/Brown Scars blows open the inconvenient truth that when it comes to race, white entitlement is too often masked by victimhood. Never is this more obvious than the dealings between women of colour and white women. What happens when racism and sexism collide? Ruby Hamad provides some confronting answers.
When white people cry foul it is often people of colour who suffer. White tears have a potency that silences racial minorities. White Tears/Brown Scars blows open the inconvenient truth that when it comes to race, white entitlement is too often masked by victimhood. Never is this more obvious than the dealings between women of colour and white women. What happens when racism and sexism collide? Ruby Hamad provides some confronting answers.

Pick of the crop to come”
Melanie Kembry, The Saturday Age

White Tears, Brown Scars is a powerful read that will benefit all readers, regardless of gender or race.”
Zoya Patel, Canberra Times

Ruby Hamad

Ruby Hamad

Ruby Hamad is a Lebanese-Syrian journalist and author who was raised in Australia. Hamad's work has appeared in Fairfax media, The Guardian, Prospect Magazine, and The New Arab. She is currently a PhD candidate in media and postcolonial studies at the University of New South Wales. She was a contributor to Defiant Daughters (2013).

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