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Racial revisionism, caste revisited: whiteness, blackness, and Barack Obama

Darryl G. Barthé

in Obama and the Biracial Factor

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9781447301011
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307228 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0004
Racial revisionism, caste revisited: whiteness, blackness, and Barack Obama

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A historical overview of U.S. racial policies and practices ranging from segregation, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights battle to end racial caste systems and the subordinate status of African Americans. Provides critical analysis of Barack Obama's status in a “Black caste” despite his biracial background.

Keywords: Color line; revisionism; caste; post-racial; white supremacy; subordination; reconstruction

Chapter.  6017 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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