Visualizing a Critical Mixed-Race Theory

  • Desiree Valentine
Keywords: philosophy, mixed race, racism

Abstract

In this paper, questions regarding the cultural understanding of mixed race are explored, which have the ability to complicate the accepted portrayal of race in society as a black/white binary system. Thus, the acknowledgement of something other than this binary system offers new ways of theorizing about race, particularly concerning the sociopolitical implications of mixed-race designation. This paper argues that the visually mixed-race person has a certain direct ability to challenge the binary and its racist logic. Furthermore, this paper goes on to offer a unique interpretation of where power for working against a racially oppressive system lies within critical mixed-race theory.

Published
2019-09-09
How to Cite
Valentine, D. (2019). Visualizing a Critical Mixed-Race Theory. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 2(1), 18-25. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1721
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