Beautiful Ambiguity

Ruth La Ferla of the New York Times on Generation E.A.: Ethnically Ambiguous

EACH week, Leo Jimenez, a 25-year-old New Yorker, sifts through a mound of invitations, pulling out the handful that seem most promising. On back-to-back nights earlier this month, he dropped in to Lotus on West 14th Street for the unveiling of a new fashion line, and turned up at the opening of Crobar, a dance club in Chelsea, mingling with stars like Rosie Perez, long-stemmed models and middle-aged roués trussed in dinner jackets. Wherever he goes, Mr. Jimenez himself is an object of fascination. “You get the buttonhole,” he said. “You get the table, you get the attention.”

Whether the NAACP, NCLR and other traditional civil rights groups continue to ignore, and in some cases persecute (such as on the Census and other data collection forms) this growing demographic, its here to stay. The American racialist’s days are numbered.

This entry also posted at Taking The Gloves Off.

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