Unformatted text preview: He explains that determining one’s racial identity within rigid ideological racial boundaries has subjected multiracial Asian Americans into particular identity categories. Such boundaries are place within a national scale, community scale, and the individual's self-identification. Espiritu provides a historical outline in how the multiracial Asian American identity has evolved from a forced placement to a more malleable one. Espiritu argues that the static boundaries defined by monoracial communities and the government prevent the progress of Asian America and the development of multiracial Asian American identity. Key words: Identity, history, race Morrison – COMM 174 1...
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- Asian American identity, Espiritu