By Naomi Zack
This interesting multidisciplinary assortment brings jointly twenty-two unique essays via students at the innovative of racial concept, who deal with either the yankee thought of race and the categorical difficulties skilled by means of those that don't healthy smartly into the containers society calls for them to examine.
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In "The Go-Between People," she develops the idea of mixed race as a way of reading race, which, in literary theory, can be a starting point for identities of racelessness. Although racelessness resembles universalism, and Spaulding suggests that it does not matter what the racial components of any particular character's racelessness are, nevertheless, the great diversities within characters Page xxi who are mixed raced, and thereby not-raced in a biracial system, would hold promise for better understanding the power relations that are predicated on pure race.
It just so happens there may be 15 million human beings now living on Turtle Island who have Indian "blood" flowing in their veins, Indians who are not certified as belonging to any particular tribe or nation, people who are not papered like dogs and don't wish to be, but who are fiercely proud of being Indian. S. government's policy on what it is that makes an Indian an Indian is a divide-and-conquer policy that involves blood quantum and whether or not a person is listed on tribal rolls. It is a policy that would make any Nazi feel he had finally goose-stepped his way to Wagnerian glory.
It could be said that we were silenced before we even knew we were being silenced, because how can a small child realize at first that she, or he, is being lied to by adults who are looked up to and trusted? I used to wonder, wandering through those long and labyrinthine Page 9 years of lies all around me, what it would have been like had I just been born white and solely of one race? Or what would it have been like if I had been born a "full-blooded" Indian, a reservation girl? I wondered if it would have provided me with a greater simplicity of spirit, and if life would have been easier for me.
American Mixed Race by Naomi Zack