Mixed Black and White Race and Public Policy

Hypatia 10 (1):120 - 132 (1995)
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The American folk concept of race assumes the factual existence of races. However, biological science does not furnish empirical support for this assumption. Public policy derived from nineteenth century slave-owning patriarchy is the only foundation of the "one-drop rule" for black and white racial inheritance. In principle, Americans who are both black and white have a right to identify themselves racially. In fact, recent demographic changes and multiracial academic scholarship support this right.



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Naomi Zack
Lehman College (CUNY)

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