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Acting White? : Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America

Author: Devon W Carbado; Mitu Gulati
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
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What does it mean to ""act black"" or ""act white""? Is race merely a matter of phenotype, or does it come from the inflection of a person's speech, the clothes in her closet, how she chooses to spend her time and with whom she chooses to spend it? What does it mean to be ""really"" black, and who gets to make that judgment? In Acting White?, leading scholars of race and the law Devon Carbado and Mitu Gulati argue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Carbado, Devon W.
Acting White? : Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Devon W Carbado; Mitu Gulati
ISBN: 9780199939206 0199939209
OCLC Number: 865331932
Description: 1 online resource (391 pages)
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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What does it mean to ""act black"" or ""act white""? Is race merely a matter of phenotype, or does it come from the inflection of a person's speech, the clothes in her closet, how she chooses to spend her time and with whom she chooses to spend it? What does it mean to be ""really"" black, and who gets to make that judgment? In Acting White?, leading scholars of race and the law Devon Carbado and Mitu Gulati 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.

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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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