A Multiracial Experience
One Man's Search for Race, Identity, and Family
Author(s): Steve Majors

Explore themes of identity, trauma, and family with the memoirs of Steve Majors, a queer and multi-racial man from the US.

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ISBN: 9781916704169
  Pages: 255

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Join writer Steve Majors as he recounts his search for identity through race, family, generational trauma, queerness, and parenthood in this moving memoir.

The white-passing youngest son of a Black American family, journalist and author Steve Majors reflects on his life and experiences as a multi-racial queer man. A poignant narrative of identity formation, rejection, and re-formation, this moving memoir covers themes of generational trauma, abuse, race, sexuality, and family relationships.

Adapted for course reading from the original memoir High Yella, this book is ideal reading for higher education students of Black Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Queer and LGBT+ Studies, Family Studies, and related courses in the social sciences.

  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • viiiixContents
  • xiContent warning
  • xiixiiiLearning objectives
  • Introduction
  • Note on language
  • 1 The music man
  • 2 Ole cat eyes
  • 3 Light, bright, and almost white
  • 4 Oreo
  • 5 Pops’ blood
  • 6 Queens of the hill
  • 7 A shadow of myself
  • 8 Making do without
  • 9 The house on the hill
  • 10 Neecie
  • 11 Wild child
  • 12 Don’t trust that bitch
  • 13 One step forward
  • 14 Ole hot ass
  • 15 The traveling salesman
  • 16 Sissified
  • 17 White lies, dark secrets
  • 18 There’s no place like home
  • 19 Shit happens
  • 20 The secret inside her
  • 21 Dead or in jail
  • 22 A family of choice
  • 23 The wounds that won’t heal
  • 24 Blood is thicker
  • 25 Sins of the fathers
  • 26 All the dirt
  • 27 One last time
  • 235Suggested discussion topics
  • 236237Further reading
  • 238Index

Steve Majors is a former television news journalist who worked for media organizations such as NBC News and most recently for mission-driven national nonprofits. His essays on race, culture, and identity have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other outlets. Currently he serves as vice president of marketing for a national education nonprofit serving marginalized students. He lives in suburban Maryland with his family.

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Join writer Steve Majors as he recounts his search for identity through race, family, generational trauma, queerness, and parenthood in this moving memoir.

The white-passing youngest son of a Black American family, journalist and author Steve Majors reflects on his life and experiences as a multi-racial queer man. A poignant narrative of identity formation, rejection, and re-formation, this moving memoir covers themes of generational trauma, abuse, race, sexuality, and family relationships.

Adapted for course reading from the original memoir High Yella, this book is ideal reading for higher education students of Black Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Queer and LGBT+ Studies, Family Studies, and related courses in the social sciences.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • viiiixContents
  • xiContent warning
  • xiixiiiLearning objectives
  • Introduction
  • Note on language
  • 1 The music man
  • 2 Ole cat eyes
  • 3 Light, bright, and almost white
  • 4 Oreo
  • 5 Pops’ blood
  • 6 Queens of the hill
  • 7 A shadow of myself
  • 8 Making do without
  • 9 The house on the hill
  • 10 Neecie
  • 11 Wild child
  • 12 Don’t trust that bitch
  • 13 One step forward
  • 14 Ole hot ass
  • 15 The traveling salesman
  • 16 Sissified
  • 17 White lies, dark secrets
  • 18 There’s no place like home
  • 19 Shit happens
  • 20 The secret inside her
  • 21 Dead or in jail
  • 22 A family of choice
  • 23 The wounds that won’t heal
  • 24 Blood is thicker
  • 25 Sins of the fathers
  • 26 All the dirt
  • 27 One last time
  • 235Suggested discussion topics
  • 236237Further reading
  • 238Index
About The Author

Steve Majors is a former television news journalist who worked for media organizations such as NBC News and most recently for mission-driven national nonprofits. His essays on race, culture, and identity have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other outlets. Currently he serves as vice president of marketing for a national education nonprofit serving marginalized students. He lives in suburban Maryland with his family.

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