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Powell aims her barbs at liberals of all complexions who preach the one-drop rule. She is the nemesis of those who advocate the uniquely American notion that there is no such thing as a White person with African ancestry-that such a person is, at best, a "light-skinned Black." Powell believes that the one-drop rule ignores science, crushes tolerance, and mocks the American Dream. And yet it is preached by liberals, and its enforcement is demanded by most Black leaders. She argues that coercing someones ethnic choice is tyranny.
This collection of essays on multiracialism originally appeared in _Interracial Voice_ magazine.
The review from Dane Carthage has an error. He says: "For example, Rep. John Lewis helped activist Susan Graham legalize the multiracial category in Georgia. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Susan G.
I wish the book was part of the required reading in every high school civil rights lesson plan and every college's sociology class and mixed race studies class. A.D. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Glenn Robinson