Although racial mixing and mixedness
are often taken to be a recent phenomenon, such 'cultures of mixing', at both a familial and neighbourhood level, have been noted as long providing important support systems for mixed racial and ethnic families (Tabili, 1996; Bauer, 2010; Mckenzie, 2010; Edwards and Caballero, 2011; Caballero, 2012).
This ghazal repeatedly affirms that all things begin in a state of imperfection, compromise, mixedness
, error, and so on.
This kind of mixedness
is anticipated thirty years earlier by Robert Dean Frisbie's Polynesian teenage daughter.
Black people in the coastal lowlands don't often highlight mixedness
in describing themselves, as is the case in the following exchange I had with a farmer 62-year old farmer (A):
She also offers multiple examples of Dominicans whose encounters with African Americans--both in the Dominican Republic and in the United States--undergo "an epistemological shift in mixedness
and blackness" (p.
The second part contains the original data and constitutes the major contribution of the book to the growing body of work on mixedness
IN 1995 when the Association of Multiethnic Americans (AMEA), a consortium of community organizations for interracial families and mixed race people, appeared before a House subcommittee to lobby the federal government to enumerate racial mixedness
, it was the first time that a broader public became aware that at least some mixed race people were organized and thought of themselves similarly.
occurs at different levels and can be viewed as the product of a distinct process within each level.
This at once draws on the early modern humanist telos of the "rational," to contain and shut out that enigma of inner mixedness
or complexity, the potential for multiplicity: both within the human subject as well as in the world she inhabits.
In some histories, "mixedness
itself was a moving and strategic category," writes Stoler.(14) The mixed-blood Wolfe family seemingly occupied a privileged and comfortably ambiguous status.
(9) "I've learned to flaunt my mixedness
at dinner parties," Senna quips, "where the guests (most of them white) ooh and aah about my flavorful background.
" is examined as a social construct that varies by social and historical context.