Mixed Race America and the Law: A Reader (Critical America #14) (Paperback)

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Mixed Race America and the Law: A Reader (Critical America #14) (Paperback)

By Kevin R. Johnson (Editor)


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This is book number 14 in the Critical America series.

For the first time in United States history, the Year 2000 census allowed people to check more than one box to identify their race. This new way of gathering data and characterizing race and ethnicity reflects important changes in how racial identity is understood in America. Besides acknowledging the presence of mixed race citizens, this new understanding promises to have major implications for American law and policy.
With this anthology, Kevin R. Johnson brings together ground-breaking scholarship on the mixed race experience in America to examine the impact of law on these citizens. The foundational essays that comprise the collection present the historical, social, and political contexts surrounding the body of law that addresses race while analyzing the implications of multiracialism. Divided into 12 sections, the reader includes an introduction by Johnson and essential essays by contributors such as Garrett Epps, Judith Resnick, Richard Delgado, Ian Haney-L pez, Randall Kennedy, and Patricia Hill Collins. Selections address miscegenation, racial classification, interracial adoption, the 2000 census, "passing," and other topics; each section includes questions to promote further discussion. This book is an invaluable resource for examining the complexities of racial categories in modern America.

Kevin R. Johnson is Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicano/a Studies at the University of California Davis. His books include "Mixed Race America and the Law: A Reader" (NYU Press, 2002) and "The "Huddled Masses" Myth: Immigration and Civil Rights."
Product Details ISBN: 9780814742570
ISBN-10: 0814742572
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2003
Pages: 505
Language: English
Series: Critical America