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By Ronald Fernandez

ISBN-10: 0472116096

ISBN-13: 9780472116096

“This ebook is either strong and significant. robust for the testimony it presents from american citizens of many various (and even combined races) approximately their reports. and significant simply because there's a racial revolution underway that would upend race as we all know it in the course of the twenty-first century.”—John Kenneth White, Catholic collage of AmericaAmerica past Black and White is a decision for a brand new manner of imagining race in the United States. For the 1st time in U.S. historical past, the black-white dichotomy that has traditionally outlined race and ethnicity is being challenged, now not by way of a small minority, yet by way of the fastest-growing and arguably so much vocal phase of the more and more varied American population—Mexicans, chinese language, jap, Koreans, Indians, Arabs, and lots of more—who are breaking down and recreating the very definitions of race.Drawing on interviews with countless numbers of american citizens who don’t healthy traditional black/white different types, the writer invitations us to empathize with those “doubles” and to appreciate why they might symbolize our greatest probability to throw off the strictures of the black/white dichotomy.The revolution is already underway, as rookies and mixed-race “fusions” refuse to interact within the winning Anglo- Protestant tradition. american citizens face offerings: comprehend why those members imagine as they do, or face a destiny that maintains to outline us through what divides us instead of by way of what unites us.

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S. culture. The critiques they produce stimulate not a desire for assimilation but, at times, a literal craving to reexamine and “right” all aspects of America’s past in a manner that transforms our image as “old stock” Americans and our appreciation for old and recent immigrants. id=268662 The University of Michigan Press 26 } America Beyond Black and White Condition number seven is another accident of history: the arrival of newcomers as the nation struggled to deal with the short- and longterm consequences of the civil rights movement.

S. culture. The critiques they produce stimulate not a desire for assimilation but, at times, a literal craving to reexamine and “right” all aspects of America’s past in a manner that transforms our image as “old stock” Americans and our appreciation for old and recent immigrants. id=268662 The University of Michigan Press 26 } America Beyond Black and White Condition number seven is another accident of history: the arrival of newcomers as the nation struggled to deal with the short- and longterm consequences of the civil rights movement.

Neither the modern concept of race nor even the word Caucasian existed at the time. id=268662 The University of Michigan Press Dead End } 35 eighty years later, educated Americans accepted the concept of multiple races in general and Caucasians in particular. When a judge now considered someone for citizenship, he needed to know if whites and Caucasians were synonymous. Did race trump skin color as a cause of exclusion? How many races were there? Did Congress mean to say no to everyone except those who traced their roots to the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains?

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