Proposed Panel: Author Meets Reader Roundtable on book "Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination"

Posted: 27 Nov 2018

Date Written: August 28, 2018

Abstract

In the book "Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination," Professor Tanya Kateri Hernandez explores the question of how to pursue racial equality in a growing multiracial world (https://multiracialsandcivilrights.wordpress.com/). The growth of a mixed-race population has lead some commentators to proclaim that multiracial discrimination is distinct in nature from the racial discrimination that Black-identified and non-multiracial persons experience, and that as a consequence a whole new approach to civil rights law is required. Hernandez describes her own experience as a Black-identified Afro-Latina mixed-race person and then shares how she tracked down the court case narratives of multiracial discrimination and the story of racial privilege they revealed. The stories she uncovered are especially timely. Coming at a time when explicit racism is resurfacing, Hernández’s look at multiracial discrimination cases is essential for fortifying the focus of civil rights law on racial privilege and the lingering legacy of bias against non-whites, and has much to teach us about how to move towards a more egalitarian society.

The Author Meets Reader session will feature a discussion of Prof. Tanya Katerí Hernández's new book, Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed Race Stories of Discrimination (NYU Press), starting with a brief overview of the book by Prof. Hernández herself, followed by comments and reader reactions from:

Raymond Diamond, LSU Law School, rdiamond@lsu.edu
John Thomas, III, U. Chicago, jthomas3@uchicago.edu
Prof. John Valery White, UNLV Law School, john.valery@gmail.com

Keywords: multiracial, blackness, biracial, mixed-race, discrimination, racism, civil rights

Suggested Citation

Hernandez, Tanya Kateri, Proposed Panel: Author Meets Reader Roundtable on book "Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination" (August 28, 2018). 2019 National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) Annual Meeting. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3290801

Tanya Kateri Hernandez (Contact Author)

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States

HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/professortkh/home

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