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Unformatted text preview: that is internally heterogeneous beyond repair or resolution becomes a candidate for pathology in a society where the integration of self is taken to be necessary for mental health. (Alcoff, 1995, p. 261) The multiracial is, then, fundamentally convoluted — essentially difficult and complicated without end — yet the seemingly inevitable link between such radical ‘otherness’ (other even to itself) and the pathology of disintegration is, in fact, an effect of the labour of articulation. That is to say, the relation between the terms can be re-inscribed in a gesture of more thoroughgoing deconstruction or, more likely, it can be affirmed through simple inversion or reversal by the socially sanctioned desire for restoration. Race mixture leads to multiculturalism which engages in the identity binary and exclusionary politics 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 8-4-12, MR) The challenge posed by the new dispensation is grave. The attention now refocused by the question of race mixture in the present conjuncture around both the pressing matter of racial oppression in America and the tenuous and ambivalent processes of raation, provides another opportunity for thinking critically about the production of raed difference itself. Moreover, in the wake of the ‘biracial baby boom...
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