The Presumption of Passing among Multiracial Persons: Perceived Benefits and Associated Resentments

Author Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly will speak as part of the MCC's Race Matters series.

When: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Where: MultiCultural Ctr., Channel Islands Rd., UCSB, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures


In her forthcoming book, By the Least Bit of Blood: The Allure of Blackness among Mixed-Race Americans of African Descent, 1862-1935, Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly has uncovered the uplift potential, in terms of social and political mobility, a mono-racial black identity afforded mixed-race people of African descent in nineteenth and early-twentieth century America. Dr. Dineen-Wimberly will lead a discussion regarding the implications of a similar phenomenon derived from a contemporary racial system, which both limits and benefits persons of color. The perception of benefits gained from claiming minority status on college applications, fellowships, scholarships, etc. has reinforced resentments from non-minority students, while it devalues the continued racism students of color face. All voices are welcome.

Phone: 805-893-8411

Event posted Jan. 8, 2013
Last updated Feb. 8, 2013


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