Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture

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INDEX
PAGE NUMBERS IN ITALICS REFER TO ILLUSTRATIONS.
Abolitionism, 28-29, 138
Abraham (biblical character), 214, 231, 259
Abrahams, Roger, 47-48, 257
Acton, Harold, 152
Adam (biblical character), 124, 127
Adoption: of black children, 232
Advertisements for Myself ( Mailer), 181
Aesthetics: and transraciality, 258-60
Africa: and black envy, 193-95; as dark continent, 223; and Ham (biblical character), 123; influence on American/Western culture of, 30-31, 107-22; as masculine, 193; and prostitution, 217, 218, 219, 220, 220; and sexuality, 223. See also Animalism; Jungle
African Americans. See Blacks
Africana (musical), 114
"Afro-American Fragment" (Hughes), 118
Albinos, 260
The Alchemy of Race and Rights ( Patricia Williams ), 55-56
Alienation: and black black impersonation, 118; and black envy, 178, 180, 190, 192, 196; and black talk, 138, 143; and mixed children, 227; and passing, 104-5; and racist totalizing, 244-45
"All Coons Look Alike to Me" (song), 114
All God's Chillun Got Wings ( O'Neill), 156
Allen, Woody, 240,248
Les Amants (The Lovers) (Magritte), 38
" America" (Ginsberg), 160
"American Negro's New Comedy Act", 97-98
American/Western culture: African/black influence on, 30-31, 45, 107-22; black alienation from, 143; and black talk, 143; as death, 239; and ethics of racechange, 47; interdependence of blacks and whites in evolution of, 107; and minstrelsy, 147; origins of, 47; schizophrenia of, 160
Amos 'n'Andy (radio show), 149, 156, 157, 162. See also Correll, Charles V.; Gosden, Freeman F.
Anderson, Sherwood, 156, 178-79, 181
Androgyny, 5, 183, 192, 194
"Angel Levine" (Malamud), 258-60
Animalism, 194,221,222,223
Antheil, George, 135, 137
Anti-Semite and Jew (Sartre), 232
Anti-Semitism, 232
Antin, Eleanor, 256
Apartheid: cultural, 257, 261; and Noah's curse, 128
Ariel (Plath), 198
"The Artificial Nigger" ( O'Connor), 84, 85
"Artificial niggers": in film, 84, 86-94
Astaire, Fred, 53-54, 88, 89, 90
"At That Time, or The History of a Joke" (Paley), 231
Authenticity, 47-48, 138, 256. See also Racial purity
" 'Authenticity,' or the Lesson of Little Tree" (Gates), 47
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Stein), 118-19
The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man ( Johnson), 104, 105, 216
Avedon, Richard, 174
Awkward, Michael, 248, 249
Babes in Arms (film), 90
Babes on Broadway (film), 90, 91
Baker, Houston, 95
Baker, Josephine, 114-16, 115, 117, 119, 121, 150
Bakhtin, M. M., 137, 140-41
Baldwin, James, 73, 128, 135, 176-78, 180, 197, 226
Band of Angels ( Warren), 216-17
Barth, John, 166-67

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