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Unformatted text preview: p. viii) According to Nash’s logic, one may defy the so-called official racial ideology of the US (an ideology that supposedly aspires ‘to keep people apart’) by joining ‘a long line of rebels and idealists’, thereby becoming one of the many ‘daring boundary crossers’. Advocates for racial mixing/cosmic race argue that once race distinctions are gone so will white supremacy. 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) This general conceptual distinction holds as a frame of intelligibility for thinking about raed difference in the US (and the West more generally): border policing vs. border crossing, the heated obsessions of race purity vs. the cool flexibility of mestizaje, hateful prohibition vs. the noble defiance of ‘forbidden love’.13 It takes on an additional urgency in the post-war era alongside the fabrication of a concept of global community.14 As we will see, articulatio...
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