We know, you are a professional multi-tasker. Unfortunately, if you really believe that, you are also overly self confident, because the truth of the matter is that humans cannot multi-task. At least not in the sense of the term that we often use. While you can certainly walk around while talking to your friend, your brain can only focus on one higher level function at a time, which means you cannot be thinking about two things at once.
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Britain’s First (Biracial) Black Marchioness Emma McQuiston.
Upon marrying Ceawlin Thynn, heir to the Longleat estate, she is a viscountess and a marchioness-in-waiting. She will take the name Lady Bath when her husband inherits his father’s peerage.
The mixed-race daughter of a Nigerian oil tycoon is marrying into the aristrocracy’s most eccentric family. Her father-in-law, 80-year-old Alexander Thynn, the seventh Marquess of Bath, is well known not least for his harem of at least 75 “wifelets” that he keeps in cottages on his estate, despite having been married for four decades.
Miss McQuiston claims to have had to face “some snobbishness, particularly among the much older generation”. She told Tatler magazine: “There’s class, and then there’s the racial thing.”
“she has been snubbed by the British elite because of her ethnicity and background”
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West Indians Intellectuals in Britain
by Bill Schwarz
Manchester University Press, 2003
Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe
The Walters Arts Museum, 2013
Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787.
Hakim Adi and Marika Sherwood.
One of the Children: Gay Black Men in Harlem
William G. Hawkeswood, Alex W. Costley
University of California Press, 1996
The Making of the New Negro: Black Authorship, Masculinity, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance
Amsterdam University Press, 2011
African-American Artists, 1929-1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lisa Mintz Messinger
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003
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Black London: Life Before Emancipation by Gretchen Gerzina (1995)
A glimpse into the lives of the thousands of Africans living in eighteenth century London.
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Gerzina has written a fascinating account of London blacks, focusing on the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Because of a paucity of sources from blacks themselves, Gerzina had to rely primarily on glimpses through white eyes, especially those of antislavery advocate Granville Sharp. Gerzina is quite adept at culling evidence of a rich, complex black life, with significant interaction (and intermarriage) with the white community.
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