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Contrast: A Biracial Man's Journey To Desegregate His Past

Devin C. Hughes

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ISBN 10: 1610660544 / ISBN 13: 9781610660549
Published by Writers of the Round Table Press, 2012
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Title: Contrast: A Biracial Man's Journey To ...

Publisher: Writers of the Round Table Press

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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In 1967, the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in America. Devin Hughes was born two years later to a black father and white mother who fled to Washington DC to escape the racism of the Deep South.Bigotry still ran rampant up North, and light-skinned, greeneyed Devin felt its pull from both ends: strangers who didn’t know he was half-black and friends who didn’t care he was half-white. In racial limbo, Devin found himself more consumed with his dysfunctional family life—a father who offered an alternative “street” education and a mother whose drug use zombified her for most of his childhood. Despite his parents’ flaws, they were Devin’s greatest believers. From his dad founding a neighborhoodbaseball team to his mom advocating for him in school, they taught Devin that anything imaginable was within reach, that their mistakes needn’t be his choices, and that his destiny was for greatness. Ultimately, Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Segregate His Past isn’t a book about race; it’s a book about acceptance, perseverance, and love.

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