Passin' #2019

Passin' Karen E. Quinones Miller Passin Shanika Ann Jenkins is the pride of her African American family smart beautiful and born with blue eyes and blonde hair Though her grandmother and father are happy because she represents years of pa

  • Title: Passin'
  • Author: Karen E. Quinones Miller
  • ISBN: 9780446696050
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Passin' Karen E. Quinones Miller Shanika Ann Jenkins is the pride of her African American family smart, beautiful, and born with blue eyes and blonde hair Though her grandmother and father are happy because she represents years of passing down light skin and marrying well, Shanika s mother insists on her name reflecting her African American heritage so that she will always be proud of who she is When SShanika Ann Jenkins is the pride of her African American family smart, beautiful, and born with blue eyes and blonde hair Though her grandmother and father are happy because she represents years of passing down light skin and marrying well, Shanika s mother insists on her name reflecting her African American heritage so that she will always be proud of who she is When Shanika gets the opportunity to work for a PR firm in New York, she finds that everyone assumes she is white she also notices that being white has it advantages, from getting respect at work to getting picked up by a cab when other African Americans are passed by When she starts dating a successful white colleague, she continues with the lie, despite the guilt she feels at disappointing her mother and her heritage When she falls for a handsome African American business man, she must finally face who she is and what she s done, even if it means losing everything and everyone she loves.
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    1. Imitation of LifeMost families have traditions Well, the Jenkins family has a tradition of sorts keep it light bright and damn near white With that in mind, Mother Jenkins was not too pleased with her son Peter s choice of a mate in Rina as she doesn t fit with her darker skin At forty eight years of age, Rina thought she was long past child bearing years, so she was surprised to learn of her pregnancy She was even surprised when she gave birth to a fair skinned daughter with blond hair and blu [...]

    2. Okay so I was not impressed by the book at all I guess going into reading this book I had high expectations since the author is Karen Quinones Miller and given the topic The development of the story was just okay The characters were a bit bland and teetering on the lines of being a bit unrealistic Some of the points were valid but then after a while it was starting to feel like an after school PBS special.The climactic part was barely a climax, it was of a bump in the road Not being cynical, bu [...]

    3. This is an interesting book that discusses passing in our current society I found it interesting that the story of passing is still told as this cautionary tale of the performance of race Its crazy that this world still places so much value on one s racial identity.

    4. Karen E Quinones Miller paints a vivid portrait of the practice of passing by lighter skinned blacks.She has positioned the spotlight on a topic not often addressed because the subject matter is too tabooSSIN is a bravely written novel delving into the delicate topic of being color struck in the African American community.Karen E Quinones Miller delivers a powerful message as she composes Shanika s thought provoking tale.Karen E Quinones Miller makes some salient observations about race She hand [...]

    5. There were several things I liked about this book First, Shanika was a very believable character so were the situations she found herself in The book is written in such an easy breezy way that I tore right through it In fact, I was pret ty much disappointed when I came to the ending the book was so good I wanted to read Another thing I liked was that, as a subject matter, passing hasn t really been tackled all that much, especially recently It sparked quite a discussion on whether passing still [...]

    6. I read this book in the span of about 10 hours It is that good It has such a interesting perspective on blacks passing for white, because we read the novel from the pov of someone who is doing it We get her reasoning and arguing with herself and even hating herself for doing it We are also able to pass our own judgement on her doing it for how long she does it Although we hear Nikkie s excuses and reasons for continuing, Miller also does an great job of keeping her character truthful to herself [...]

    7. This is the second book I have read by Quinones Miller The controversial topic of racial passing made this book quite an interesting read, as the protagonist is faced with biases and dilemmas that involve this possibility Her questions and lack of actions lend easily to a discussion on self perception, as well as past and present race relations The plot was a bit longer than necessary to drive the point home as a result, it became a bit predictable after a while Nonetheless, I enjoyed it and loo [...]

    8. I was a little perturbed by Shanika s denial about WHY she was passing for white She created the mountain out of the molehill and denied her race, worse than the denial were the repeated betrayals while in the company of whites This book didn t touch on anything new as far as stereotypes go in the same manner as Milk In My Coffe does I wanted the author to dog deeper than the disparity between the races insofar as our tastes in music, cuisine, and views when we think no one is listening.

    9. Easy and enjoyable reading I just think that the misconception went on too I think the cat could have come out the bag many times but especially when she got married Didn t she want her only brother to be there It could have been a good story line that her brother being a black man walks in For her husband to divorce her because she came clean and admitted she was black is crazy His own momma is black Makes me think because he was successful he wanted a trophy white woman Did he not fall in love [...]

    10. Thought provoking book, Shanika Nikkie thought being white would solve her problems getting a plush job but soon founds that pretending to be something you re not is trouble than it s worth Her mom dies knowing she wasn t proud of her race and her only brother disowns her for being a fake, although sadden by their feelings she continues her charade Her perfect white world crumbles with the birth of her child Ms Miller did a great job in softening a tough subject Race.

    11. This was my book club s February pick It generated a lot of discussion, but everyone agreed it was a ridiculous story The central character had absolutely no justification for her actions This is a subject that s been done to death Unfortunately, this book trivalized passing for a different race.

    12. Karen E Quinones Miller tells the story of a young African American woman who is the pride of her family in that she can pass as white Shanika is talented, intelligent, and ambitious, ready to take on her dream job in a PR firm This book took me on a few unexpected twists and turns and I loved the ride I finished the book in a weekend Check this book out

    13. More like 3.5 stars really C mon GR, get w the halfstar program already This book was well written provocative As a darked hued African American, I have no idea of what it would be like to consider passing , but this book is a glimpse into what it would be like I found myself equal parts intrigued and incensed as I read This one is a pot stirrer to say the least.

    14. The book Passin by Karen Miller is interesting and crazy Its about a young black woman in her early twenties passing for white in New York At first its just to land a job, afterwards the journey of hiding her heritage begans to take on a life of its own As the saying goes, always be true to one s heritage.

    15. I really liked this book It really focused on an issue that occurs in black society A black person passing as white to get ahead I had to watch Imitation of Life again after reading this book.

    16. I enjoy reading books that allow you to look into lives of people who might or might not have something to hide This book allows you see what people think of other races when they think no one s looking.

    17. I wonder if people still are passing in 2008 Interesting The book was ok Nothing to write home about, but it kept my interest, plus I had to finish it because it was the book of the month for my book club.

    18. Well Nikkie, Shanika, Nicole or whatever her name washad a very bad dilemma I felt bad for her some, but i think in the end she did learn her lesson.

    19. Excellent book As a white woman I didn t know the degree that racism is so prevalent It opened my eyes and told a heartbreaking story as well.

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