The trouble with ‘passing’ for another race/sexuality/religion …

Koa Beck: The broadening of the definition historically used for those of mixed-race who ‘passed’ as white exposes the power of privilege

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Stanford historian re-examines practice of racial ‘passing’

Stanford history Professor Allyson Hobbs uncovers stories long kept hidden: those of African Americans who passed as white, from the late 18th century to the present.

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Reporter Charlie LeDuff Discovers His Black History

I returned to Michigan as a reporter after being away for nearly 20 years. When I was a boy, was taught almost nothing about the history of the African-Ameri…

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Marcia Dawkins Author of Clearly Invisible Racial Passing

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“Marcia Dawkins’ book, Clearly Invisible (Baylor University Press, 2012), is the first to connect racial passing and classical rhetoric to issues of disability, gender-neutral parenting, human trafficking, hacktivism, identity theft, racial privacy, media typecasting and violent extremism.

By applying fresh eyes to landmark historical cases and benchmark popular culture moments in the history of passing Dawkins also rethinks the representational character and civic purpose of multiracial identities. In the process she provides powerful insights called “passwords” that help readers tackle the tough questions of who we are and how we can relate to one another and the world.”
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