America Beyond Black and White: How Immigrants and Fusions by Ronald Fernandez

By Ronald Fernandez

“ This booklet is either robust and critical. strong for the testimony it presents from american citizens of many various (and even combined races) approximately their studies. and critical simply because there's a racial revolution underway that might upend race as we all know it throughout the twenty-first century.”

— John Kenneth White, Catholic college of America

America past Black and White is a decision for a brand new manner of imagining race in the US. For the 1st time in U.S. heritage, the black-white dichotomy that has traditionally outlined race and ethnicity is being challenged, now not by way of a small minority, yet by means of the fastest-growing and arguably so much vocal section of the more and more various American inhabitants— Mexicans, chinese language, eastern, Koreans, Indians, Arabs, and plenty of extra— who're breaking down and recreating the very definitions of race.

Drawing on interviews with enormous quantities of american citizens who don’ t healthy traditional black/white different types, the writer invitations us to empathize with those “ doubles” and to appreciate why they could symbolize our greatest probability to throw off the strictures of the black/white dichotomy.

The revolution is already underway, as rookies and mixed-race “ fusions” refuse to have interaction within the winning Anglo- Protestant tradition. american citizens face offerings: comprehend why those contributors imagine as they do, or face a destiny that maintains to outline us by means of what divides us instead of by way of what unites us.

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