What blood won't tell : a history of race on trial in America / Ariela J. Gross.
By: Gross, Ariela Julie.Material type: TextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008Description: x, 368 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780674031302 (cloth : alk. paper); 067403130X (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States | Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | United States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 305.800973 LOC classification: KF4755 | .G76 2008
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-347) and index.
The common sense of race -- Performing whiteness -- Race as association -- Citizenship of the "little races" -- Black Indian identity in the allotment era -- From nation to race in Hawai'i -- Racial science, immigration, and the "white races" -- Mexican Americans and the "Caucasian cloak."
Lillian Smith Book Award, 2009
Gross (Univ. of Southern California, School of Law) writes an amazing book that addresses the relationship between race and citizenship in the US. This book reminds us that the imaginary connection between racial identity and fitness for citizenship remains potent today and continues to impede racial justice and equality. Challenging the presumption of many scholars of the dominance of the one-drop rule in conferring black status, Gross argues that despite the rule, in court and by custom, racial boundaries were much more fluid and flexible yet, primarily in the service of white supremacy. Through a close reading of racial identity trials in America, this book offers an eloquent contribution to ongoing debates over affirmative action, identity politics and the construction of a "colorblind" society.