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Feminist Wire Article: Playing Games with Race

Even if multiracialism shifts us from the “one-drop rule” to a more graduated mestizaje model of racialization, this changes nothing for black people because  blackness is still located at the “undesirable” end of the continuum—or,  more accurately, hierarchy. In my view, it is necessary that we first  understand the stability of that unethical structural relation before we  can say that multiracialism challenges racism by injecting into the  racist structure a “more fluid” sense of identity.

Feminist Wire Article: Playing Games with Race

Even if multiracialism shifts us from the “one-drop rule” to a more graduated mestizaje model of racialization, this changes nothing for black people because blackness is still located at the “undesirable” end of the continuum—or, more accurately, hierarchy. In my view, it is necessary that we first understand the stability of that unethical structural relation before we can say that multiracialism challenges racism by injecting into the racist structure a “more fluid” sense of identity.

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