Rebecca Walker (biracial/Jewish): “Black Cool” new book


Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness

Nederlands: portret van Rebecca Walker

Image via Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Walker

Since her father is white most would say that makes her white as well.  Rebecca looks totally European much like Tracy Ross who also has a Jewish father. Hair type is also about the same.

Her dad is Jewish, not her mother. She had a baby boy out of wedlock with a married buddhist monk (black man married to a white woman having a baby with a biracial one) and found this tidbit:

Maybe this is useful. Rebecca’s mother was not “effusive” about Rebecca’s pregnancy not because she rejected the idea of a pregnancy, but because of who she was having the baby with: her Buddhist teacher who was already married and has a young child. What is a mother to do when it appears her daughter has entered into an odd threesome with a man whose prominence as a Buddhist teacher needs to be supported by the younger Walker’s fame (and income)? Needless to say, the senior Walker is skeptical of this arrangement. Choyin Rangdrol went from an Oakland Afrocentric denizen to an “International Buddhist” with the help of Walker’s pushing his book. And what of the white mother of Choyin’s other young child? Rebecca is so obsessed with competing with Alice Walker’s fame by airing her personal issues and neuroses in public, that she cannot see that she is the one who continues to alienate people with her obsessive narcissism. Most of us just get therapy. http://not-quite-sure.blogspot.com/2007/03/rebecca-walker.html

interview: http://www.thegrio.com/specials/life-and-style/book-interview-rebecca-walker-talks-black-cool-split-from-mom.php

Walker was born Rebecca Leventhal in Jackson, Mississippi, the daughter of Alice Walker, the African-American author of The Color Purple, and Mel Leventhal, a Jewish American lawyer.[1] After her parents divorced, she spent her childhood alternating every two years between her father’s home in the largely Jewish Riverdale section of the Bronx in New York City and her mother’s largely African-American environment in San Francisco, where she attended The Urban School of San Francisco. When she was 18, she decided to change her surname from Leventhal to Walker, her mother’s maiden name.

 

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Posted on March 3, 2012, in Book Trough, Femme depot, Racial Rundown and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi! !my name Site queen of the world shakera l nunn I’m not as inteligent we are sapose to be but I must say when I hear some one black doing something I wish And
    want to do I have to give my black sisters props and credit

  2. This biographical article sounds like it was written by an amateur writer with a bias against Walker. Even the physical description of Walker doesn’t match her pics: She does not look “completely European” lol. She also looks very black/biracial and few are likely to form an impression of her ethnicity based on who her father is (what a bizarre assertion).

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