Spurious Issues: Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States

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Index
AB 3371, "An Act to Add Section 11092.7 to the Government Code, Relating to State Agencies, " 138
Accuracy, 13, 87, 120(n5), 121 (n24), 139; identity and, 115; multiracial advocates and, 94-95, 152-53, 173; problems with, 88, 95, 135; self-esteem and, 173, 174, 178, 184, 194; subcategories and, 178
ACLU. See American Civil Liberties Union Ad Hoc Committee on Racial and Ethnic Definitions (FICE), 68, 72; categories by, 64-66, 67, 71, 75
Afro-Americans: Africans and, 199(n15); artificial classification of, 106; black, 91, 138; data on, 60; discrimination against, 133, 134; federal multiracial category and, 136-49; light-skinned, 141; mixed ancestry of, 6, 96, 116; mulattoes and, 101; multiracial, 91, 135, 138; multiracialism and, 113, 117, 140, 147-48, 195
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 158
Alcoff, Linda, on purity/racial separateness, 89
Alderman, Michael, 158; on mortality rates, 157
AMEA. See Association of MultiEthnic Americans American Association for the Advancement of Science, 108
American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU), categorization/statistics and, 61
American Dilemma, An (Myrdal), 32
American Indian/Alaskan Native category, development of, 75-76
American Mixed Race (Zack), 103
American Sociological Society, 108
Ancestry, 23, 172; internal miscegenation and, 199(n14); racial identity and, 42
Antidiscrimination efforts. See Compliance monitoring
Antidiscrimination laws, 1, 57, 177
Antiracialism, 2-3, 22, 46, 58, 116; compliance monitoring and, 48; criticism of, 19-20, 40; multiracialism and, 5, 6, 120(n4)
Appiah, Kwame Anthony: on biological racial thinking, 38; on racial identities, 115, 190; on social/biological conceptions, 41
Arnold, Marvin, on racial identity, 151
Asian and Pacific Islander category, 145; Hawaiians and, 127; modification of, 183
Association of MultiEthnic Americans ( AMEA), 125, 152; B+MATA and, 169, 172, 183; MATA and, 167, 168, 170, 171, 172, 179, 180, 182; multiracial category and, 129, 135, 168, 171; Project RACE and, 181, 182; proposal by, 126, 135, 136, 169-70, 178; subcategories and, 136
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, The (Johnson), 100
Azoulay, Katya, 92; on multiracial category, 112-13
B+MATA. See Box plus "mark all that apply"
Baldwin, James, 1
Barnetts Creek Baptist Church, controversy at, 133-34
Bates, Karen, on multiracial movement, 142
Bell Curve, The (Herrnstein and Murray), 35
Bigots, 3, 22; multiraciality and, 132, 133-34, 143; perceptions of, 130, 133
Biological classification, 29, 50(n15), 51n(53), 90; accurate/ meaningful system of, 13
Biological race, 9, 36, 37-38, 113, 120(n15), 193, 197; acceptance of, 34, 38-39, 97, 116, 191; classification by, 78; fallacy of, 14, 21, 29-32, 37-42, 45, 46, 48, 90, 96, 118, 119, 151, 156, 189, 190; health issues and, 154, 158, 159; identity politics of, 142; multiracialism and, 89, 91, 92-93, 152, 193; social race and, 43
Biologistic view, moving toward, 29, 30, 32
Biology, 32; race and, 34, 36
Biracial, 146; defined, 89-90, 93-94; multiracial and, 94

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