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September 30, 2009 Women’s Studies In Report From the Bahamas , author June Jordan is vacationing in the Bahamas. While relaxing on her vacation, different situations lead her to reflect on life as an African American female. June brings up race, gender, class as well as ethnicity and religion throughout the whole reflection, and is constantly discussing there impact on various people’s lives. She reflects on the native African Americans from the Bahamas, and their jobs to serve the white middle class families who come there to vacation. Whether they are the street vendors, or the people who work at the hotel like Olive, the maid who cleans June’s room. June also writes about a message from the Ministry of Tourism, which gives a brief history of how the white world came to discover the Bahamas, leaving out how the native Black people felt when these foreigners invaded. Later June reflects on a book she was recently reading, and how the protagonist in the novel was a white Jewish girl, which leads her to think of the student who loaned the novel to her, a white Jewish male. She thinks of their class differences and financial
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course WOMENSST 187 taught by Professor Subramaniam during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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