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"New Faces in a Changing America is a comprehensive, penetrating, authoritative, and provocative examination of what it means to be multiracial in this country. With contributions by the leading thinkers, activists, and researchers on the subject, it admirably links theory and the powerful lived experiences of mixed-race people. This book will be the most important reference source on the subject for many years." -- James P. Allen, California State University, Northridge New Faces in a Changing America examines the multiracial experience, its history and the political issues and consequences surrounding biracial and multiracial identity, bringing together top names in the field to give readers cutting edge views and insights gained from contemporary research.
Chapter 12: “Race,” “Ethnicity,” and “Culture” in Hawai'i: The Myth of the “Model Minority” State
“Race,” “Ethnicity,” and “Culture” in Hawai'i: The Myth of the “Model Minority” State
In the last several years, there has been a surge of interest in “multiracial” peoples and identity. The phenomenal young golfer, Tiger Woods, whose Thai, African American, Native American, and Irish roots are well known, has undoubtedly (if not unwittingly) been the single most influential person in raising “multiracial” consciousness in the United States, the single most prominent (if not inadvertent) spokesperson for “multiracialism.” of course, the option to identify oneself as more than one race in the 2000 U.S. Census has been the single most important “official” institutional act in the recent affirmation and legitimization ...