The color of water: a Black man's tribute to his white mother

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Who was Ruth McBride Jordan? Not even her son knew the answer to that question until he embarked on a twelve-year journey that changed himself and his family forever. Born Rachel Deborah Shilsky, she began life as the daughter of an angry, failed orthodox Jewish rabbi in the South. To escape her unhappy childhood, Ruth ran awat to Harlem, married a black man, became Babtist and started an all-black church. Her son James tells of growing up with inner confusions, chaos, and financial hardships; of his own flirtation with drugs and violence; of the love and faith his mother gave her twelve children; and of his belated coming to terms with her Jewish heritage. The result is a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and apoignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother.

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Who was Ruth McBride Jordan? Not even her son knew the answer to that question until he embarked on a twelve-year journey that changed himself and his family forever. Born Rachel Deborah Shilsky, she began life as the daughter of an angry, failed orthodox Jewish rabbi in the South. To escape her unhappy childhood, Ruth ran awat to Harlem, married a black man, became Babtist and started an all-black church. Her son James tells of growing up with inner confusions, chaos, and financial hardships; of his own flirtation with drugs and violence; of the love and faith his mother gave her twelve children; and of his belated coming to terms with her Jewish heritage. The result is a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and apoignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother.

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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child, McBride, James, -- 1957-, McBride-Jordan, Ruth, -- 1921-, Mothers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, New York (N.Y.) -- Biography, Racially mixed people -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, Racially mixed people -- Race identity, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations, Whites -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
title_display The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother
title_full The Color of Water A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, The color of water : a Black man's tribute to his white mother / James McBride
title_short The color of water :
title_sub a Black man's tribute to his white mother
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, McBride, James, McBride-Jordan, Ruth, Mothers, Nonfiction, Race identity, Racially mixed people, Whites