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dc.contributor.authorZack, Naomi, 1944-
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-14T19:46:32Z
dc.date.available2006-02-14T19:46:32Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.isbn1-56639-265-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/2255
dc.description1 p. abstract. Print (xv, 215 p.) available for circulation through the University of Oregon's Knight Library under the call number: E185.615 .Z33 1993. For more information, visit the publisher's web site at: http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/1004_reg.htmlen
dc.description.abstractIn the first philosophical challenge to accepted racial classifications in the United States, Naomi Zack uses philosophical methods to criticize their logic. Tracing social and historical problems related to racial identity, she discusses why race is a matter of such importance in America and examines the treatment of mixed race in law, society, and literature. Zack argues that black and white designations are themselves racist because the concept of race does not have an adequate scientific foundation. The "one drop" rule, originally a rationalization for slavery, persists today even though there have never been "pure" races and most American blacks have "white" genes. Exploring the existential problems of mixed race identity, she points out how the bi-racial system in this country generates a special racial alienation for many Americans. Ironically suggesting that we include "gray" in our racial vocabulary, Zack concludes that any racial identity is an expression of bad faith.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTemple University Pressen
dc.subjectUnited States -- Race relationsen
dc.subjectRacism -- United Statesen
dc.subjectRacially mixed people -- United Statesen
dc.subjectFamilies -- United Statesen
dc.titleRace and Mixed Raceen
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