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

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsix
A Note About Electronic Sourcesxiii
List of Acronymsxv
Introduction1
Notes , 10
1The American Racial Paradigm13
Power, Purity, and Hypodescent , 13
Race and Racism: Connections and Disconnections , 18
American Racial History , 23
Science and Race , 33
The Social Reality View of Race , 37
Notes , 49
2.
Federal Racial Categorization55
Overview , 55
The History of Federal Racial Categorization , 59
Criticisms of Federal Racial Categorization During the OMB 15 Review, 73
Notes , 82
3.
Multiracial Identity87
Philosophical and Ideological Considerations , 87
Historical and Sociological Considerations , 96
Further Inconsistencies in the Multiracial Idea , 113
Notes , 119
4.
The Multiracial Category Initiative125
Overview , 125
Multiracial Category Proposals, 1993-1995 , 129

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • A Note About Electronic Sources xiii
  • Acronyms xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 10
  • 1 - The American Racial Paradigm 13
  • Notes 49
  • 2 - Federal Racial Categorization 55
  • Notes 82
  • 3 - Multiracial Identity 87
  • Notes 119
  • 4 - The Multiracial Category Initiative 125
  • Notes 160
  • 5 - Final Proposal, Final Recommendation, Final Decision 167
  • Notes 185
  • 6 - Thinking About Transcending Race 189
  • Notes 198
  • Bibliography 201
  • Index 213
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