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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

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

Gennifer Furst

Kathleen Odell Korgen

Policy Press

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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