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Television journalist Elliott Lewis weaves his memoirs as a biracial American with the voices of dozens of multiracial people, who are challenging how we think about race today.

"What are you?" This seemingly ordinary but politically charged question has become a touchstone for debate around race and ethnicity. Now more than ever, mixed-race Americans are calling themselves biracial and multiracial rather than feeling forced to choose only one race. Nearly seven million people checked more than one racial category in the 2000 U.S. census, the first time in history Americans had the option to mark more than one box.

With Fade, Lewis looks at the multiracial state of the union. Here he speaks with dozens of individuals, tackling hot-button issues such as the often complicated lives of multiracial people in communities of color, interracial dating, transracial adoption, immigration, and the birth of the multiracial movement. His interviews illuminate a variety of coping strategies and reveal stark generational differences in the ways mixed-race people have come to terms with their identity. The author also shares his own moving — and often humorous — firsthand experiences, along with intimate stories from the forefront of nationwide efforts to formally recognize the multiracial population.

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"Written in conversational prose, Lewis's book is an approachable and thoughtful meditation on a controversial topic." Publishers Weekly

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"In 1993, Time magazine unveiled the 'new face of America,' a beautiful woman of indeterminate race fashioned from a computer composite of the nation's numerous racial and ethnic minorities. Our future, it seemed, was not black and white — it wasn't even Technicolor — it was beige. The influx of immigrants, together with the breakdown of cultural barriers to interracial relationships, promised a... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"Mixing memoir, survey, and polemic, Lewis, a freelance broadcast journalist, offers an engaging overview of the multiracial experience." Library Journal

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"This is a most interesting read on evolving notions of racial self-identification in America." Booklist

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Continuing the conversations begun by The Color of Water and Black, White, and Jewish, a noted journalist weaves his personal memoirs as a biracial American with the voices of dozens of other biracial people, who are challenging how we think and speak about race today.

About the Author

Elliott Lewis is a broadcast journalist who sits on the board of the National Black Journalists Association. He has reported for ABC, BET, as well as local TV stations in Washington DC, Dallas, and Southern California. He lives in Washington DC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786718825
Author:
Lewis, Elliott
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf Publishers
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Written in conversational prose, Lewis's book is an approachable and thoughtful meditation on a controversial topic." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Mixing memoir, survey, and polemic, Lewis, a freelance broadcast journalist, offers an engaging overview of the multiracial experience."
"Review" by , "This is a most interesting read on evolving notions of racial self-identification in America."
"Synopsis" by , Continuing the conversations begun by The Color of Water and Black, White, and Jewish, a noted journalist weaves his personal memoirs as a biracial American with the voices of dozens of other biracial people, who are challenging how we think and speak about race today.
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