“Founding Mothers:” White Mothers of Biracial Children in the Multiracial Movement (1979-2000)

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by
Alicia Doo Castagno
Class of 2012

“It was not until I attended the DePaul roundtable, however, that I began to question some of the movement’s more unusual historical characteristics…”

“[Susan Graham’s] politics remained grounded in a perspective of white privilege. The political alliances she made and her unwillingness to sympathize with monoracial civil rights groups’ concerns lost her the support both of monoracial people of color and multiracial activists…”

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Graham wanted a “multiracial” checkbox on the census.

Civil Rights leaders did not.

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