WOW! Excellent research. I am looking to incorporate your info on a future site I am in the process of developing. Although the physical chains are no longer in place and the laws that were establish to support the eugenics stance of the past albeit how long ago ..people of the diaspora have systematically bought into the color divide. People of color are bleaching and surgically trying to alter themselves to by into the definition of a european or white if you will classification of who is worthy. Recently I went to a blog were people of India were trying to find ways to lighten their skin.. their was one so drastic as to ask how she could change the complexion of a one month old baby. Hello! melanin is not a curse. It is and will always be part of God’s design ..recognize that this is a numbers game and a struggle to keep a white eurocentric minority on top. The struggle is for the minds that have trapped themselves of in this game.. stop practicing self hatred and be about the businesss of defining yourselves. God did not make a mistake!!
A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s , Alice Lindgren has no idea that she will one day end up in the White House, married to the president. In her small Wisconsin hometown she learns the virtues of politeness, but a tragic accident when she is seventeen shatters her identity and changes the trajectory of her life. More than a decade later, when the charismatic son of a powerful Republican family sweeps her off her feet, she is surprised to find herself admitted into a world of privilege. And when her husband unexpectedly becomes governor and then president, she discovers that she is married to a man she both loves and fundamentally disagrees with—and that her private beliefs increasingly run against her public persona. As her husband’s presidency enters its second term, Alice must confront contradictions years in the making and face questions nearly impossible to answer.
In his debut novel, Roley details the Filipino immigrant experience through the troubled relationship between two brothers and their struggle to assimilate into the culture of Southern California. Gabe, the younger of the two, serves as his family's peacemaker, struggling to maintain good grades while hiding brother Tomas' dangerous activities from his mother. Tomas has adopted the Mexican gangster style of dress and breeds attack dogs that he sells to the Hollywood celebrities who inhabit the fringes of their lives. When Gabe runs away to Northern California, he finds temporary solace in the kindness of strangers: the tow truck driver whose chatty nature belies his own hidden pain; the tart-tongued diner waitress who has family problems of her own. However, when Gabe returns home, he must face the consequences from the increasingly violent Tomas. Roley never judges his characters but rather shows the pain and anger that propel their actions. His clipped and poetic style serves the novel well, and readers will be compelled to follow this tale to its violent and ambiguous conclusion. Brendan Dowling
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