I’ve just read Beth Roy’s Bitters in the Honey, about the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School in September 1957.
I’ve just read Beth Roy’s Bitters in the Honey, about the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School in September 1957. It’s primarily a retrospective look, consisting mostly of Beth’s interviews, 40 years after the event, with the white and Black students, as well as school and political figures, who had been there. This is a stunning book, impressive in several ways. First, the book’s idea is itself both obvious and brilliant. No one else thought of finding and reaching out to these people
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Understanding desegregation across the divide of race. Those seriously interested in eliminating racism and making our society representative of it's famous constitutional creed, must read Beth Roy's "Bitters in the Honey. com User, February 22, 2005. In this excellent book, Beth Roy examines the lives of whites and blacks who attended Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958 - the tumultuous year of Central High's desegregation. Roy interviews several adults, black and white, who were students at Central High School-Little Rock, Ark. during the school desegration of 1957-58.
how emotion and beliefs, individual memory and community discourse work to translate social structures of power into the dynamics that shape race relations in America today" (p. 17). By drawing upon oral history interviews that largely focus on white people who were students at Central High School at the time it was desegregated, Roy finds that white attitudes have changed little with respect to racial issues.
Bitters in the Honey. Tales of Hope and Disappointment Across Divides of Race and Time. by Beth Roy. Published October 1999 by University of Arkansas Press.
Beth Roy. Bitters in the Honey: Tales of Hope and Disappointment Across Divides of Race and Time. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1999.
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Roy's findings illustrate important theoretical issues in psychology and sociology, and her conclusions will greatly interest students of. .
Roy's findings illustrate important theoretical issues in psychology and sociology, and her conclusions will greatly interest students of ethnic/race relations, conflict resolution, the sociology of violence, agrarian society, and South Asia. Beth Roy lived in India from 1965 to 1972 and has returned frequently. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. Alan W. Watts.