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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Diaspora Talk: "Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial" with Dr. Ralina Joseph, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Washington

Tue, November 13, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM • Isese Gallery -- Jester A230

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Diaspora Talk Series

"Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial"

Dr. Ralina Joseph, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Washington

Description

Representations of multiracial Americans, especially those with one black and one white parent, appear everywhere in contemporary culture, from reality shows to presidential politics. Some depict multiracial individuals as mired in painful confusion; others equate them with progress, as the embodiment of a postracial utopia. In Transcending Blackness, Ralina L. Joseph critiques both depictions as being rooted in—and still defined by—the racist notion that blackness is a deficit that must be overcome.

 

 

Tuesday, November 13th

Time 3:30 pm

Isese Gallery - JES A230


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