|Publisher:||New York University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)|
About the Author
JON MICHAEL SPENCER is Tyler and Alice Haynes Professor of American Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Richmond.
Table of Contents
|1||The Rainbow People of God||15|
|2||The Blessings of the One-Drop Rule||51|
|3||The Curses of the Amorphous Middle Status||91|
|4||Thou Shalt Not Racially Classify||131|
What People are Saying About This
"Jon Michael Spencer has highlighted a new and rising issue on the scene of race relations. . . . Spencer takes a clear, firm, and well-informed position on this complex and vital issue. It is a challenge that the nation will one day be forced to meet."
-Joel R. Williamson,author of New People: Miscegenation and Mulattoes in the United States
"An excellent work of mediation and reconciliation. A book not only of American importance but of global significance."
-Hendrik W. van der Merwe,Director-emeritus of the Centre for Intergroup Studies, University of Cape Town
"Takes on the difficult task of explaining, from a civil-rights perspective, why government should refuse to recognize a [mixed race] category. . . . Thought-provoking."
-The New York Times Book Review,
"Argues boldly and convincingly with valid arguments against the creation of amultiracial classification."