More Than Black?: Multiracial Identity And The New Racial Order G. Reginald Daniel

ISBN: 9781566399081

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More Than Black?: Multiracial Identity And The New Racial Order  by  G. Reginald Daniel

More Than Black?: Multiracial Identity And The New Racial Order by G. Reginald Daniel
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In the United States, anyone with even a trace of African American ancestry has been considered black. Even as the twenty-first century opens, a racial hierarchy still prevents people of color, including individuals of mixed race, from enjoying theMoreIn the United States, anyone with even a trace of African American ancestry has been considered black.

Even as the twenty-first century opens, a racial hierarchy still prevents people of color, including individuals of mixed race, from enjoying the same privileges as Euro-Americans. In this book, G. Reginald Daniel argues that we are at a crossroads, with members of a new multiracial movement pointing the way toward equality.Tracing the centuries-long evolution of Eurocentrism, a concept geared to protecting white racial purity and social privilege, Daniel shows how race has been constructed and regulated in the United States.

The so-called one-drop rule (i.e., hypodescent) obligated individuals to identify as black or white, in effect erasing mixed-race individuals from the social landscape. For most of our history, many mixed-race individuals of African American descent have attempted to acquire the socioeconomic benefits of being white by forming separate enclaves or passing. By the 1990s, however, interracial marriages became increasingly common, and multiracial individuals became increasingly political, demanding institutional changes that would recognize the reality of multiple racial backgrounds and challenging white racial privilege.More Than Black?

regards the crumbling of the old racial order as an opportunity for substantially more than an improvement in U.S. race relations- it offers no less than a radical transformation of the nations racial consciousness and the practice of democracy.



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