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Walking on the Grass: A White Woman in a Black World

Mercer University Press
November 2001
1 ED
  • Education Biography
  • Women's Biography
  • United States History - Southern Region
  • General & Miscellaneous
  • Discrimination & Prejudice
  • Ethnic & Race Relations
  • Peoples & Cultures - Women's Biography
  • All Biography

Walking on the Grass: A White Woman in a Black World Overview

"In this memoir, Carla Mancari shares her story of courage, hope, and love. In the space of a single year, Carla accomplished more than some people do in an entire lifetime. Though she did not have a high school diploma, she enrolled in a graduate school and earned a master's degree. Although she successfully overcame the deficiencies in her academic credentials, she managed to turn virtually the entire student body of her graduate school against her, simply because her skin was the wrong color." "While attending class her life was placed at risk when deadly riots - some involving her classmates - broke out on and around the campus. Tragically, some of her fellow students were among the victims. In the process of obtaining her graduate degree, she also managed to alienate virtually all the people she had known and worked with, including the supervisor on her job, who made it clear that she was a pariah. She was soon out of a job." Within that same short year, she found and married the man of her dreams, only to discover that he marched to a tune of a different moral drummer. Their differences on the issue of race would quickly threaten their marriage. And a medical emergency threatened her very existence. It was a year packed with every emotion a human could experience, from deep love to brutal hatred, from unabashed joy to paralyzing fear. It was the worst year of her life. And the best. This is her story of the events of that year. It is the story of a white woman in a black world.


Walking on the Grass: A White Woman in a Black World Synopsis

"In this memoir, Carla Mancari shares her story of courage, hope, and love. In the space of a single year, Carla accomplished more than some people do in an entire lifetime. Though she did not have a high school diploma, she enrolled in a graduate school and earned a master's degree. Although she successfully overcame the deficiencies in her academic credentials, she managed to turn virtually the entire student body of her graduate school against her, simply because her skin was the wrong color." "While attending class her life was placed at risk when deadly riots - some involving her classmates - broke out on and around the campus. Tragically, some of her fellow students were among the victims. In the process of obtaining her graduate degree, she also managed to alienate virtually all the people she had known and worked with, including the supervisor on her job, who made it clear that she was a pariah. She was soon out of a job." Within that same short year, she found and married the man of her dreams, only to discover that he marched to a tune of a different moral drummer. Their differences on the issue of race would quickly threaten their marriage. And a medical emergency threatened her very existence. It was a year packed with every emotion a human could experience, from deep love to brutal hatred, from unabashed joy to paralyzing fear. It was the worst year of her life. And the best. This is her story of the events of that year. It is the story of a white woman in a black world.


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Book Info

  • Book Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13: 9780865547179
  • ISBN-10: 0865547173
  • Edition: 1 ED
  • Number of Pages: 236
  • Dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)
  • Approx Price: $29.75
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