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(Book) 'Neither Black nor White -- yet Both'

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    (Book) Neither Black nor White -- yet Both: Thematic Exploration of Interracial Literature. (-- by Werner Sollors) QUOTE: [M]ainstream in America is not white
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      (Book) Neither Black nor White -- yet Both:
      Thematic Exploration of Interracial Literature.
      (-- by Werner Sollors)

      QUOTE:

      "[M]ainstream in America is not white but mulatto."
      None of `us', culturally speaking,
      are really black and white.
      We are all co-creators of the "mulatto mainstream"

      http://libraries.ou.edu/exhibits/inspire/book.asp?year= 01&facultyID=1

      EXCERPTS FROM BOOK REVIEWS:

      ---"Why can a "white" woman give birth to a "black"
      baby, while a "black" woman can never give birth
      to a "white" baby --- in the United States? …
      ---What is the origin of interracial identity?...
      Werner Sollors examines these questions and
      others in `Neither Black Nor White Yet Both'...

      http://www.umsl.edu/~cfh/abstracts/both.html

      ---"The point is well taken ... [that the so-called] ...
      light-skinned blacks "pass" not for white but for black.
      That is, they claim, or reclaim alliance with
      and allegiance to `black' culture and society.

      ---"The theme-based chapters of Neither Black Nor
      White begin with an investigation of the imagined
      initiations of color differences, myths of origin ...

      ---The second chapter concerns "the unpredictability
      of [resulting] color" in [the] offspring of mixed unions...
      followed by accounts of efforts to construct rationales and
      hierarchies about color differention--"scientific racialism"

      ---Chapter Eight is an extended exploration
      of the "Tragic Mulatto" stereotype"

      http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2278/is_3_24/ai_62350906
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