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By Ronald Fernandez

“ This publication is either robust and demanding. robust for the testimony it presents from american citizens of many alternative (and even combined races) approximately their reports. and significant simply because there's a racial revolution underway that may upend race as we all know it in the course of the twenty-first century.”

— John Kenneth White, Catholic college of America

America past Black and White is a decision for a brand new method of imagining race in the USA. For the 1st time in U.S. historical past, the black-white dichotomy that has traditionally outlined race and ethnicity is being challenged, now not by means of a small minority, yet via the fastest-growing and arguably so much vocal phase of the more and more assorted American inhabitants— Mexicans, chinese language, eastern, Koreans, Indians, Arabs, and plenty of extra— who're breaking down and recreating the very definitions of race.

Drawing on interviews with hundreds of thousands of usa citizens who don’ t healthy traditional black/white different types, the writer invitations us to empathize with those “ doubles” and to appreciate why they could symbolize our greatest probability to throw off the strictures of the black/white dichotomy.

The revolution is already underway, as beginners and mixed-race “ fusions” refuse to interact within the winning Anglo- Protestant tradition. americans face offerings: comprehend why those contributors imagine as they do, or face a destiny that maintains to outline us via what divides us instead of by way of what unites us.

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