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Acting white? : rethinking race in "post-racial" America

Author: Devon W Carbado; Mitu Gulati
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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The authors argue that, in spite of decades of racial progress and the pervasiveness of multicultural rhetoric, racial judgments are often based not just on skin color, but on how a person conforms to behavior stereotypically associated with a certain race. Specifically, racial minorities are judged on how they "perform" their race: the clothes they wear, the way they style their hair, the institutions with which  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Devon W Carbado; Mitu Gulati
ISBN: 9780195382587 0195382587
OCLC Number: 758391866
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : Acting out the racial double bind --
Why act white? --
Talking white --
Acting like a black woman --
Acting like a (white) woman --
(Not) acting criminal --
Acting diverse --
Acting within the law --
Acting white to help other blacks --
Epilogue : Acting beyond black and white.
Responsibility: Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati.
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The authors argue that, in spite of decades of racial progress and the pervasiveness of multicultural rhetoric, racial judgments are often based not just on skin color, but on how a person conforms to behavior stereotypically associated with a certain race. Specifically, racial minorities are judged on how they "perform" their race: the clothes they wear, the way they style their hair, the institutions with which they affiliate, their racial politics, the people they befriend, date or marry, where they live, how they speak, and their outward mannerisms and demeanor.

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"Courageous, poignant, and amusing too, Acting White? takes us deep into the way racial identity operates in everyday life. Carbado and Gulati focus on 'working identity' and explore the 'racial Read more...

 
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