By Naomi Zack
This intriguing multidisciplinary assortment brings jointly twenty-two unique essays through students at the innovative of racial conception, who handle either the yankee inspiration of race and the explicit difficulties skilled through those that don't healthy well into the bins society calls for them to examine.
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A focus on microdiversity considers individuals, as well as groups, as the subjects of diversity. The number of groups of racially mixed individuals who have common racial characteristics as racially mixed, is much greater than the number of presumably racially pure groups. Given the complicated possibilities for racial mixture over generations, there may also be individuals who are racially unique. Page x As a contributor to this volume, I am pessimistic about the long-term success of any intellectual (or practical) project of microdiversity because I think that current ideas of diversity (or racial difference) are based on outdated pseudoscientific beliefs about race; and the Balkanization of a bad idea, no matter how well-enshrined that idea is historically, can only lead to more trouble.
I never could have imagined when I was a girl trying to figure out how to deal with white racism that there would ever be a creature as distasteful and monstrous as an Aryan Indian. " He spoke aloud what already resided in my heart in silence, and what I believe resides in a lot of people's hearts. " As any true Indian knows, as anyone with an Indian heart knows, we are responsible to our children, all children, down to the seventh generation. Trying to deny people their identity and wholeness of spirit is not being responsible, nor is hating each other because of race.
The final preparation of the manuscript that included recording all changes "to disk" was in my hands during November, 1994. I appreciate managing editor Julie E. Kirsch's efficiency during that time. Beth Mitchell was conscientious and thorough as copyeditor. Of course, the book would not have emerged in its present form without Jennifer Ruark's efforts as acquisitions editor at Rowman & Littlefield, and I am grateful for her suggestions and those of the external reviewer. Page xv INTRODUCTION Microdiversity vs.
American Mixed Race by Naomi Zack