journal on beloved community

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Maggie Morris Dr. Cummings FYS 125 October 11, 2007 Journal on Beloved Community 1. Who was the author? Gloria Jean Watkins, better known as Bell Hooks is an African-American feminist and social activist. She was born on September 25, 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and grew up in a working class family. The majority of her writing focuses on the fact that racism still exists today whether people believe it or not. She participates in public lectures, has published over thirty books and written many mainstream and scholarly articles. She has also appeared in many documentary films over the years. She started her work as an English professor at the University of Southern California and has worked several other post-secondary institutions mostly throughout the 1980’s. 2. What are the main themes of this work? One of the main themes of this work is the theme of racism. Hooks insists that racism still exists in the world today and that people are oblivious to it because they believe that since segregation is over that racism is over. This work is a little bit confusing because the author states that her
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course FYS 101 taught by Professor Cummings during the Fall '08 term at Mercer.

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