Race Policy and Multiracial Americans is the first book to look at the impact of multiracial people on race policies—where they lag behind the growing numbers of multiracial people in the U.S. and how they can be used to promote racial justice for multiracial Americans. Using a critical mixed race perspective, it covers such questions as: Which policies aimed at combating racial discrimination should cover multiracial Americans? Should all (or some) multiracial Americans benefit from affirmative action programmes? How can we better understand the education and health needs of multiracial Americans?This much-needed book is essential reading for sociology, political science and public policy students, policy makers, and anyone interested in race relations and social justice.
"Unique in addressing race policy in the US from the perspective of multiracials and it can be used in a variety of courses including social work, psychology, sociology and history. Informative and descriptive in its nature, the book provides a springboard for discussion... the book is a wonderful addition to the current discussion of racial issues and policies in the US." Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 42, 2019
"A timely and masterful addition to the literature on multiraciality. It counters any argument that growing numbers of multiracials in the United States are a sign that we are in a post-racial society. The authors argue persuasively that multiracials indicate, rather, the need to adjust current race policies." G. Reginald Daniel, University of California, USA
"Brings together the finest scholars to explore how our racial policy impacts the growing population of multiracial Americns. A must read for those who are concerned with the challenges they face." George Yancey, University of North Texas, USA
Kathleen Odell Korgen is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University. She received her BA from the College of the Holy Cross and her PhD at Boston College. Kathleen, a public sociologist, specialises in race relations, racial identity, and inequality.
Introduction ~ Kathleen Odell Korgen;
Multiracial Americans throughout the History of the U.S. ~ Tyrone Nagai;
National and Local Structures of Inequality: Multiracial Groups’ Profiles Across the United States ~ Mary E. Campbell, Jessica M. Barron;
Latinos and Multiracial America ~ Raúl Quiñones Rosado;
The Connections among Racial Identity, Social Class, and Public Policy? ~ Nikki Khanna;
Multiracial Americans and Racial Discrimination ~ Tina Fernandes Botts;
“Should All (or Some) Multiracial Americans Benefit from Affirmative Action Programs?” ~ Daniel N. Lipson;
Multiracial Students and Educational Policy ~ Rhina Fernandes Williams & E. Namisi Chilungu;
Multiracial Americans in College ~ Marc P. Johnston and Kristen A. Renn;
Multiracial Americans, Health Patterns, and Health Policy: Assessment and Recommendations for Ways Forward ~ Jenifer L. Bratter and Chirsta Mason;
Racial Identity Among Multiracial Prisoners in the Color-Blind Era ~ Gennifer Furst and Kathleen Odell Korgen;
“Multiraciality and the Racial Order: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” ~ Hephzibah V. Strmic-Pawl, David L. Brunsma;
Multiracial Identity and Monoracial Conflict: Toward a New Social Justice framework ~ Andrew Jolivette;
Conclusion: Policies for a Racially Just Society ~ Kathleen Odell Korgen.