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White Supremacy and the Post Racial Colorblind Era

Exploring Visible and Invisible Whiteness in the United States

An Unbleached Unbook Look

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The Gatekeeper

When you put together the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle it's supposed to fit together with no spaces in between, forming a clear picture of what it represents. But when the pieces are shaken causing them to fall apart, you have what happened to our main character in The Gatekeeper: fragmented, disassembled pieces of a puzzled mind without a clear picture of what it is supposed to represent. The story explores her decision to go into therapy, unlocking the truth of her past; discovering secrets her mind chooses to forget, secrets which shaped her vast and conflicting personalities. The novel is an insightful and sometimes humorous journey of self-preservation and actualization, where readers are drawn closer to the truth in their own lives by gaining a better understanding of how their own experiences can be catalysts for their behavior. Our protagonist's complex personalities take the reader through a literary odyssey to emerge with greater clarity and understanding of their own lives.

The Fosters

Chris Collins, Till Stewart, Maynard Hill, Alfred Beucey, and the twins, Beryl and Cheryl Ricks, along with Roberta Henson, are members of the makeshift family of children created by Roberta, known as “The Fosters.”
Chris Collins and Till Stewart refused to let go of the hope they kept hidden as children for a better future. When Chris reconnects with Till during college, after graduation, they partner to form an extremely successful and award-winning magazine.
Still struggling to find fulfillment in her life, along with the desire to write a book on their experiences, Chris allows her curiosity to discover what became of the family to consume her. She decides to take a couple of years off from the magazine to write about her friends at the Haven of Hope Adoption Facility. What she discovers about their lives and her own will be more than her curiosity could ever have imagined.

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