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READ & DOWNLOAD ¾ Dear Senator A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond Breaking nearly eight decades of silence Essie Mae Washington–Williams comes forward with a story of uniue historical magnitude and incredible human drama Her father the late Strom Thurmond was once the nation's leading voice for racial segregation one of his signature political achievements was his 24–hour filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 done in the name of saving the South from mongrelization Her mother however was a black teenager named Carrie Butler w. Hmmm On the one hand this book has some relevance as a memoir and an historical document Incidents such as the one involving Strom Thurmond and Carrie Butler were not uncommon across the South and there wereare many like the author who wereare either the results of such unions or have heard stories about such The fact that she is bringing the events of her life to prominence is notable in itself However her reaction to and attitude concerning these events are problematic and this is where the book does not live up to its potential As noted in some earlier reviews there seems to be a lack of emotion and honesty in the book and I agree wholeheartedly I understand that people are individuals and that they interpret certain events differently However I felt that Washington Williams didn t display half of the anger and frustration that one would expect from someone who grew up the way she did For one thing she talks about the relationship between her father and mother as if it were a consensual relationship rather than a coerced one enforced by centuries of racism and the devaluation of Black women and girls bodies No Strom Thurmond did not love her mother The fact remains that this was a 15 year old girl who had no choice in the matter The author shows nearly no emotion for her mother at all nor does she attempt to understand her position There is no outrage at the fact that a 23 year old man was preying on a minor using his privilege to do so Another issue is the author s willingness to absorb all aspects of her Southern heritage No one should be ashamed of who they are and I believe that they should be made aware of and celebrate all aspects of their culture No one is asking Ms Washington Williams to choose between the two aspects of her identity But she seems to feel that way and she keeps asserting that she is not just African American or white but both She has also joined the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy My uestion is why would she want to be affiliated with these two groups long representative of overt racism and exclusion There are other Southern organizations to join that would reflect her heritage but also not be offensive Further she states that membership in such organizations via her father has allowed her to trace her family history all the way back while trying to do the same for her mother presents a brick wall She s so nonchalant about the latter unaware choosing to ignore that events orchestrated by her father s ancestors as well as the larger power structure which she has joined have made that brick wall possible However the most glaring and disturbing issue with the book is the way that the author is all too ready to excuse her father for his shameful behavior Forgiveness is one thing I have no problem with that I understand that she wanted her father s love and all that entailed I understand that this approach may be her coping device to sort out complex and confusing emotions I understand that the author was raised in a different time and carries with her many of the customs from that period I also understand that the system which permitted her father to act the way he did may have a profound effect on her psyche than she s willing to admit and that she may have internalized negative attitudes That being said her father still isn t off the hook Throughout the text Ms Washington Williams constantly recasts her father s character instead of seeing him for what he really was A complex human being to be sure but also a virulent and unapologetic racist who despite fathering her felt that one half of her lineage with whom he mixed his genetic material was not worthy of basic human rights and respect to put it lightly She tries to rectify this fact by portraying him as a flawed but generally decent man Even though she didn t agree with his views on segregation by supporting him in nearly everything else she actually substantiates his viewpoint Whereas she views him sending her mother money a sign of his interest and devotion it seems obvious to everyone else that it was an attempt to keep his secret that wasn t a secret as covert as possible She even defended Thurmond against her family members when they told her that they didn t like him which is than understandable What s even pitiful is the fact that the author is giving her father the devotion respect and admiration that he doesn t really deserve and which he probably wouldn t have wanted from her in the first place Most times the truth presents itself in shades of gray But there are times when it really is as simple as black and white The problem is that the author is not or does not want to view it this way With all due respect I believe that Ms Washington Williams has internalized a lot negativity that she s willing to admit and it comes off as apologist and self hating I feel that she needs to reexamine herself and think truly about what has happened Is she really so eager to gain her father s acceptance and love even after his death that she is willing to whitewash his actions In this aspect I feel a little sorry for her because although she claims that she is at peace it is obvious that she is still struggling Desnudo (Spanish Edition) leading voice for racial segregation one of his signature political achievements was his 24–hour filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 done in the name of saving the South from mongrelization Her mother however was a black teenager named Carrie Butler w. Hmmm On the one hand this book has some relevance as a memoir and an historical document Incidents such as the one involving Strom Thurmond and Carrie Butler were not uncommon across the South and there wereare many Untitled Happy Birthday like the author who wereare either the results of such unions or have heard stories about such The fact that she is bringing the events of her Blue Fire life to prominence is notable in itself However her reaction to and attitude concerning these events are problematic and this is where the book does not The Italians Commanding Proposal live up to its potential As noted in some earlier reviews there seems to be a Effective Sales Enablement lack of emotion and honesty in the book and I agree wholeheartedly I understand that people are individuals and that they interpret certain events differently However I felt that Washington Williams didn t display half of the anger and frustration that one would expect from someone who grew up the way she did For one thing she talks about the relationship between her father and mother as if it were a consensual relationship rather than a coerced one enforced by centuries of racism and the devaluation of Black women and girls bodies No Strom Thurmond did not Analog Integrated Circuit Design by Simulation love her mother The fact remains that this was a 15 year old girl who had no choice in the matter The author shows nearly no emotion for her mother at all nor does she attempt to understand her position There is no outrage at the fact that a 23 year old man was preying on a minor using his privilege to do so Another issue is the author s willingness to absorb all aspects of her Southern heritage No one should be ashamed of who they are and I believe that they should be made aware of and celebrate all aspects of their culture No one is asking Ms Washington Williams to choose between the two aspects of her identity But she seems to feel that way and she keeps asserting that she is not just African American or white but both She has also joined the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy My uestion is why would she want to be affiliated with these two groups Girl Wash Your Face Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be long representative of overt racism and exclusion There are other Southern organizations to join that would reflect her heritage but also not be offensive Further she states that membership in such organizations via her father has allowed her to trace her family history all the way back while trying to do the same for her mother presents a brick wall She s so nonchalant about the The Wrong Man larger power structure which she has joined have made that brick wall possible However the most glaring and disturbing issue with the book is the way that the author is all too ready to excuse her father for his shameful behavior Forgiveness is one thing I have no problem with that I understand that she wanted her father s When and Where I Enter The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America love and all that entailed I understand that this approach may be her coping device to sort out complex and confusing emotions I understand that the author was raised in a different time and carries with her many of the customs from that period I also understand that the system which permitted her father to act the way he did may have a profound effect on her psyche than she s willing to admit and that she may have internalized negative attitudes That being said her father still isn t off the hook Throughout the text Ms Washington Williams constantly recasts her father s character instead of seeing him for what he really was A complex human being to be sure but also a virulent and unapologetic racist who despite fathering her felt that one half of her The Image of You lineage with whom he mixed his genetic material was not worthy of basic human rights and respect to put it Myers Briggs Typology Vs Jungian Individuation lightly She tries to rectify this fact by portraying him as a flawed but generally decent man Even though she didn t agree with his views on segregation by supporting him in nearly everything else she actually substantiates his viewpoint Whereas she views him sending her mother money a sign of his interest and devotion it seems obvious to everyone else that it was an attempt to keep his secret that wasn t a secret as covert as possible She even defended Thurmond against her family members when they told her that they didn t Myers Briggs Typology vs Jungian Individuation like him which is than understandable What s even pitiful is the fact that the author is giving her father the devotion respect and admiration that he doesn t really deserve and which he probably wouldn t have wanted from her in the first place Most times the truth presents itself in shades of gray But there are times when it really is as simple as black and white The problem is that the author is not or does not want to view it this way With all due respect I believe that Ms Washington Williams has internalized a Fever A Novel lot negativity that she s willing to admit and it comes off as apologist and self hating I feel that she needs to reexamine herself and think truly about what has happened Is she really so eager to gain her father s acceptance and Victoria love even after his death that she is willing to whitewash his actions In this aspect I feel a Eminent Victorians little sorry for her because although she claims that she is at peace it is obvious that she is still struggling

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READ & DOWNLOAD ¾ Dear Senator A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond Ho worked as a maid on the Thurmond family's South Carolina plantationSet against the explosively changing times of the civil rights movement this poignant memoir recalls how she struggled with the discrepancy between the father she knew–one who was financially generous supportive of her education even affectionate–and the Old Southern politician railing against greater racial euality who refused to acknowledge her publicly From her richly told narrative as well as the l. I wasn t sure I wanted to read this book In general I avoid the pain of reading about slavery and Jim Crow And as a black woman raised in South Carolina the revelation of Essie Mae s existence was not news to me I grew up with the knowledge that Strom Thurmond had a daughter actually the rumor was that he had numerous children by a black woman As the first African American police officer in Columbia my grandfather claimed to have directly witnessed Strom Thurmond s amorous forays into the black community That said I didn t expect to be surprised and I was not Although I agree with other reviewers that the writing was a bit dull and that it was disappointing to see Essie Mae so readily accept the role into which her father thrust her I strove throughout the book to be compassionate I struggled mightily to appreciate her affection for Thurmond her willingness to accept whatever shred of attention he was willing to pay her rather than not have him in her life at all her need to read love into his gifts of money and jewelry her readiness to forgive him for his rabidly segregationist stance during a period when people were dying for black people to simply have the right to sit at lunch counters and her simmering resentment at being denied the privilege that would have been hers had her mother been white Until the last two pages I was prepared to give this book four stars And then Washington revealed that as a result of being able to prove her lineage through the Thurmond family she had joined the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy And she branded as racist anyone who would uestion her doing so because as she put it I am every bit as white as I am black Well no one could deny her that But I do take strong umbrage at the notion that it is racist to uestion joining organizations that celebrate the Confederacy in an unualified fashion I am not disappointed that she joined because I adhere to any antiuated rules about one drop making you black I d rather do away with the entire notion of race Rather I am disappointed in any human being who chooses membership in these organizations If she had justified her membership differently perhaps on the basis that she was intent on claiming every bit of acknowledgment of her belonging to the Thurmond family that she wanted after spending her entire life in the shadows Perhaps if she had just said I missed out on a lifetime on Southern white privilege and I m now going to redress that in any way possible I d have said Fine Your choice But seriously There are many reasonable objections to the approach these groups take to the celebration of American history That approach has historically excluded African Americans and has excluded recognition of what the Confederacy meant and means to most African Americans the existence of black Confederate soldiers notwithstanding That history includes Essie Mae s own mother who as a few other reviewers have so aptly pointed out was in a completely powerless position vis a vis Strom Thurmond To insult her reader on the final page for having well grounded reservations about the UDC seemed well insulting I had the patience to read page after repetitive page of attempts to rehabilitate the legacy of Strom Thurmond If you assumed I was open minded enough to stick with you through that then give me enough credit not to write me off as a racist because I am not fond of the UDCThere was also a part of me that wanted to believe Essie Mae s depiction of Strom Thurmond and of his relationship with her mother But I have a nagging suspicion that she romanticized both Perhaps it is just too difficult for me to revise my long held views of the man Perhaps it is impossible for me to divorce my perspective on his relationship with Washington s mother from the oppressive context in which it occurred Whatever the case I just could not buy it But I certainly get why Washington needed to make sense of it that way accurate or not And she did plant a seed of doubt in my mind She did make me consider that Thurmond was complex than I ever would have imagined and to consider that he was in a sense bound and gagged by the same system that he so vociferously defended Thanks to that food for thought I suppose it was a worthwhile read High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments l. I wasn t sure I wanted to read this book In general I avoid the pain of reading about slavery and Jim Crow And as a black woman raised in South Carolina the revelation of Essie Mae s existence was not news to me I grew up with the knowledge that Strom Thurmond had a daughter actually the rumor was that he had numerous children by a black woman As the first African American police officer in Columbia my grandfather claimed to have directly witnessed Strom Thurmond s amorous forays into the black community That said I didn t expect to be surprised and I was not Although I agree with other reviewers that the writing was a bit dull and that it was disappointing to see Essie Mae so readily accept the role into which her father thrust her I strove throughout the book to be compassionate I struggled mightily to appreciate her affection for Thurmond her willingness to accept whatever shred of attention he was willing to pay her rather than not have him in her Monophobia 1 life at all her need to read The Passionate Lover love into his gifts of money and jewelry her readiness to forgive him for his rabidly segregationist stance during a period when people were dying for black people to simply have the right to sit at Nouns Verbs lunch counters and her simmering resentment at being denied the privilege that would have been hers had her mother been white Until the Thicker Than Water The Grayson Trilogy #3 last two pages I was prepared to give this book four stars And then Washington revealed that as a result of being able to prove her Colton Cowboy Standoff Coltons of Roaring Springs #1 lineage through the Thurmond family she had joined the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy And she branded as racist anyone who would uestion her doing so because as she put it I am every bit as white as I am black Well no one could deny her that But I do take strong umbrage at the notion that it is racist to uestion joining organizations that celebrate the Confederacy in an unualified fashion I am not disappointed that she joined because I adhere to any antiuated rules about one drop making you black I d rather do away with the entire notion of race Rather I am disappointed in any human being who chooses membership in these organizations If she had justified her membership differently perhaps on the basis that she was intent on claiming every bit of acknowledgment of her belonging to the Thurmond family that she wanted after spending her entire Someday Jennifer life in the shadows Perhaps if she had just said I missed out on a Friend Fling Forever? legacy of Strom Thurmond If you assumed I was open minded enough to stick with you through that then give me enough credit not to write me off as a racist because I am not fond of the UDCThere was also a part of me that wanted to believe Essie Mae s depiction of Strom Thurmond and of his relationship with her mother But I have a nagging suspicion that she romanticized both Perhaps it is just too difficult for me to revise my Harleuin Medical Romance March 2019 Box Set 1 of 2 long held views of the man Perhaps it is impossible for me to divorce my perspective on his relationship with Washington s mother from the oppressive context in which it occurred Whatever the case I just could not buy it But I certainly get why Washington needed to make sense of it that way accurate or not And she did plant a seed of doubt in my mind She did make me consider that Thurmond was complex than I ever would have imagined and to consider that he was in a sense bound and gagged by the same system that he so vociferously defended Thanks to that food for thought I suppose it was a worthwhile read

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READ & DOWNLOAD ¾ Dear Senator A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond Etters she and Thurmond wrote to each other over the years emerges a nuanced fascinating portrait of a father who counseled his daughter about her dreams and goals and supported her in reaching them–but who was unwilling to break with the values of his Dixiecrat constituentsWith elegance dignity and candor Washington–Williams gives us a chapter of American history as it has never been written before–told in a voice that will be heard and cherished by future generations. Dear Senator A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond by Essie Mae Washington Williams Regan Books 2005 Biography Strom Thurmond was a powerful US Senator from South Carolina and a former governor of the state as well He was a senior statesman in the battle against civil rights in the South He died at the age of one hundred in 2003 He was married twice he married at the age of forty four and was widowed thirteen years later He and his first wife had no children Thurmond married for the second time at the age of sixty six His second wife was twenty two at the time of their marriage They had four children the first of whom was born in 1971 Six months after Strom Thurmond s death Essie Mae Washington Williams came forward to publicly announce that she was Thurmond s daughter Ms Washington Williams mother had been a housekeeper for Strom Thurmond s parents she became pregnant with Thurmond s first child at the age of sixteen and gave birth to Essie Mae Washington on October 12 1925 Ms Williams received some financial support from the Senator during his lifetime and she generally saw him at least once per year However he never publicly acknowledged his daughter s existence during his lifetime Less than a year after his death Ms Washington Williams spoke out about her birthright One thing is for sure Ms Essie Mae Washington Williams is an exceptionally tolerant and forgiving woman If there was ever an author who deserved to draft a poison pen tell all it is this author However she has foregone the opportunity to spill May we all be so forgiving My rating 710 finished 32816 Buried Mountain Secrets later He and his first wife had no children Thurmond married for the second time at the age of sixty six His second wife was twenty two at the time of their marriage They had four children the first of whom was born in 1971 Six months after Strom Thurmond s death Essie Mae Washington Williams came forward to publicly announce that she was Thurmond s daughter Ms Washington Williams mother had been a housekeeper for Strom Thurmond s parents she became pregnant with Thurmond s first child at the age of sixteen and gave birth to Essie Mae Washington on October 12 1925 Ms Williams received some financial support from the Senator during his Buried Mountain Secrets lifetime and she generally saw him at The Deranged Cousins or Whatever least once per year However he never publicly acknowledged his daughter s existence during his Intuición lifetime Less than a year after his death Ms Washington Williams spoke out about her birthright One thing is for sure Ms Essie Mae Washington Williams is an exceptionally tolerant and forgiving woman If there was ever an author who deserved to draft a poison pen tell all it is this author However she has foregone the opportunity to spill May we all be so forgiving My rating 710 finished 32816


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  • Dear Senator A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond
  • Essie Mae Washington-Williams
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  • 07 September 2020
  • 9780060761424