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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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Multiraciality and the racial order: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Multiraciality and the racial order: the good, the bad, and the ugly

(p.191) Eleven Multiraciality and the racial order: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Race Policy and Multiracial Americans

Hephzibah V. Strmic-Pawl

David L. Brunsma

Policy Press

In the United States, the racialized social structure is White supremacy (as White is the dominant race), and the reigning racial ideologies are color blindness and post-racialism. This chapter uses this framework to think through multiraciality and its perils and promises in contemporary United States society and to answer the following questions: Will multiraciality create a positive window for racial reconciliation and bridge building? Will multiraciality serve to reproduce or strengthen Whiten dominance? We consider these and several other questions in order to assess the role of multiraciality in the United States racial order. It closes with some policy suggestions to help steer multiraciality in a positive direction.

Keywords:   racialized social structure, color blindness, post racialism, multiraciality, white supremacy

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