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Avoiding race or following the racial scripts? Obama and race in the recessionary period of the colorblind era

Kathleen Odell Korgen and David L. Brunsma

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/9781447301011.003.0010
Avoiding race or following the racial scripts? Obama and race in the recessionary period of the colorblind era

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An examination of the intersections between race, class and multiracial identity during the 2010 U.S. recession. Provides a unique focus on the ways in which President Obama's upbringing during the “colorblind” or “post-race” era after Civil Rights movements in the 1950s and 1960s shape his identification on the census as Black/African-American despite his biracial background.

Keywords: Social class; recession; inequality; ownership; racial scripts; white supremacy; colorblind; anti-miscegenation; racial justice; discrimination; population demographics

Chapter.  4991 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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