Inga Muscio is back with a new book. Personally, Iâ€™m not sure that I could be happier about it. Muscioâ€™s first book, Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, changed the course of my life. To put it bluntly, Muscio used the power of words to open my consciousness in ways I could never have anticipated. Over time, I have discovered that I am far from the only person who felt this way.
Apparently this is Inga Muscioâ€™s goal and her talent because she has done it again with Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society.
Weaving history, observations, and personal experiences together, Muscio dissects the white supremacist nature in an accessible, painfully honest, and eye-opening manner. Explicitly explaining how racism infiltrates every aspect of life in the United States, Muscio also discusses animal rights and environmental issues, leaving readers with a coherent understanding of the nature of domination.
Sometimes reading this autobiography is painfulâ€”Muscio invites and elicits introspection that might hurt. In the end, however, hope is offered and knowledge is gained. This is the kind of pain that leads to improvement and consciousness, and that kind of pain is something that should never be underestimated.
Itâ€™s a shame that the resource packet was cut from the final copy of the book. The bright side is that it is available online at Inga Muscioâ€™s website along with excerpts from the book.
All in all, Iâ€™d certainly recommend Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil to anyone who is willing (and I mean really willing) to read, understand, and improve.