Visualizing a Critical Mixed-Race Theory

  • Desiree Valentine
Keywords: philosophy, mixed race, racism


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.

How to Cite
Valentine, D. (2019). Visualizing a Critical Mixed-Race Theory. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 2(1), 18-25. Retrieved from