is destined to become a classic in the field and is crucial material for all people interested in race, multiracial identity, colorism, and passing. Dawkins' social analysis is astute, and she engages scholarly debates (the meaning of the Plessy decision) and current events (the newest iPad app) with depth and sophistication. After Clearly Invisible
, readers will never see passing the same way again."
--Margaret Hunter, author of Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone
"We are lucky to have rising public intellectual Marcia Dawkins bring critical conversations about the Mixed experience into broader scholarship. Her work confirms that an understanding of the Mixed experience is essential to understanding who we are as Americans."
--Heidi W. Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
"A lively work that connects the politics of passing with the most pressing contemporary issues of identity."
--Michele Elam, author of Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium
"A significant step forward in the nascent field of critical mixed race studies. Dawkins' meticulously researched study provides an exciting education in historical and contemporary passing and in other ways in which multiracial individuals have illuminated schisms in American notions of race."
--Mary Beltrán, Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film and Affiliate Faculty in Women's & Gender Studies and Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
About the Author
Marcia Alesan Dawkins is a professor at USC Annenberg. An award-winning writer and educator, Dawkins writes frequently on race, diversity, media, religion, and politics for several outlets, including The Huffington Post, Truthdig, The Root, and Cultural Weekly