Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting The Romanticization Of Multiraciality
- Publish Date: 2015-03-19
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Minelle Mahtani
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Racially mixed people in the global north are often portrayed as the embodiment of an optimistic, post-racial future. In Mixed Race Amnesia, Minelle Mahtani makes the case that this romanticized view of multiraciality governs both public perceptions and personal accounts of the mixed-race experience. Drawing on a series of interviews with mixed-race women, she explores how, in order to adopt the view that being mixed race is progressive, a strategic forgetting takes place one that obliterates complex diasporic histories. She argues that a new anti-colonial approach to multiraciality is needed, one that emphasizes how colonialism shapes the experiences of mixed-race people today.
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