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By SanSan Kwan, Kenneth Speirs, Naomi Zack
The USA Census 2000 provides a twenty-first century the United States within which mixed-race marriages, cross-race adoption, and multiracial households generally are demanding the ethnic definitions through which the country has traditionally classified its inhabitants. Addressing a large spectrum of questions raised by way of this wealthy new cultural panorama, "Mixing It Up" brings jointly the observations of ten famous voices who've skilled multiracialism first-hand.From Naomi Zack's "American combined Race: the us 2000 Census and similar matters" to Cathy Irwin and Sean Metzger's "Keeping Up Appearances: Ethnic Alien-Nation in girl Solo Performance," this assorted assortment spans the realities of multiculturalism in compelling new research. Arguing that society's soreness with multiracialism has been institutionalized all through background, even if during the 'one drop' rule or media depictions, SanSan Kwan and Kenneth Speirs examine the potential through which the monoracial lens is slowly being changed. Itself a hybrid of memoir, background, and sociological idea, "Mixing It Up" makes it transparent why the id politics of past a long time have little relevance to the fluid new face of latest humanity.
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This denial has supported ungrounded notions of racial purity. If race is (falsely) believed to be real, then mixed race ought to enjoy the same social status. Therefore, so long as beliefs in pure races persist in society, there would seem to be a need for a theoretical foundation that could be used for political and policy arguments that allow for the recognition of mixed-race identities. In Part III, I consider how neither the traditional individual-based model of pluralism, nor its group-based multicultural contender, supports mixedrace identity claims.
Now consider the Phipps case, decided by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana and refused review by the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Susie Guillory Phipps was denied White identity because, at the time of her birth, her parents had considered themselves and her to be “colored” (371). This ruling was made despite the fact that Phipps looked White, thought of herself as White, and “had twice married as white” (371). The Louisiana appellate court noted that racial classiﬁcation of individuals was “scientiﬁcally insupportable” and claimed that racial perceptions were purely social (372).
Who Is Black? University Park: Penn State University Press, 1991. Fernández, Carlos A. ” In American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity, ed. Naomi Zack, pp. 191–200. : Rowman and Littleﬁeld, 1995. Glazer, Nathan. ” In The Rights of Minority Cultures, ed. Will Kymlicka, pp. 123–138. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Goldberg, David Theo. ” In Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader, ed. David Theo Goldberg, pp. 1– 41. : Blackwell Publishers, 1996. ———. ” In American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity, ed.
Mixing It Up: Multiracial Subjects (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series) by SanSan Kwan, Kenneth Speirs, Naomi Zack