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Diego, noted rising levels of intermarriage as an encouraging symbol of our progress as a nation, a multiracial
population moving toward ‘One America’. All of this optimism (however cautious) implies that white racism in
the US is (still) measured in important ways in its relation to degrees and types of race mixture. In a sense, these
approaches set up interracial sexuality as the final frontier, the last hurdle in the American race for freedom, justice, and equality. The ‘multiracial question’, in other words, is at the heart of the politics of racial
formation. Prominent blackness scholars argue that sexual racism/ interracial are structured through
Sexton, Director, African American Studies School of Humanities, 2003 (Jared, “The Consequence of Race
Mixture: Raed Barriers and the Politics of Desire”, Social Identities, Volume 9, Number 2, 2003,Accessed
In his contribution to a recent collection of essays on Fanon, cultural theorist Kobena Mercer refers to
‘sexual politics as the Achilles heel of...
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