Allyson Hobbs – “A Chosen Exile”

Posted in Audio, History, Media Archive, Passing, United States on 2014-11-02 01:46Z by Steven

Allyson Hobbs – “A Chosen Exile”

The Tavis Smiley Show

Between the 18th and mid-20th centuries, countless fair-skinned African Americans abandoned families, friends and communities to forge new lives as white people. In her new book, “A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life”, Stanford University historian Allyson Hobbs explores the ways in which passing was a strategy for survival and an avenue to loss.

Listen to the episode here.

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