What Color Is Black?

Newsweek Staff on “What Color Is Black?“:

The politics of racial identity are public and deeply personal. Twenty-eight years after the last state anti-miscegenation law was struck down, an interracial generation is demanding its place at the American table (page 72). They are not the first biracial Americans; that honor belongs to youngsters who grew up in Colonial Jamestown. But they are the first to stake a claim to mainstream status, discomfiting in the process blacks and whites who are reluctant to reconsider familiar racial categories. They are aided by older cousins who, if nothing else, are changing the talk of the nation, producing powerful memoirs about life on the color line.

Ramona Douglass of AMEA is quoted in this article. Read the rest here.

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