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Race Policy and Multiracial Americans$
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Kathleen Odell Korgen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447316459

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447316459.001.0001

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Racial identity among multiracial prisoners in the color-blind era

Racial identity among multiracial prisoners in the color-blind era

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(p.173) Ten Racial identity among multiracial prisoners in the color-blind era
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Race Policy and Multiracial Americans
Author(s):

Gennifer Furst

Kathleen Odell Korgen

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316459.003.0011

This chapter looks at racial identity among multiracial Americans in prison. In doing so, it examines the following questions: Is it possible to identify as multiracial in prison? How does the prison experience (including prison gangs) impact the racial identification of prisoners from a multiracial background? Has the color-blind ideology so dominant in the larger society permeated prison walls? It concludes with policy suggestions for prisons.

Keywords:   multiracial prisoners, racial identity, color blind ideology, prison gangs, prison

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