Who Is Black? One Nation's Definition

ISBN-10: 0271021721

ISBN-13: 9780271021720

Edition: 10th 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: F. James Davis

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List price: $25.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 10/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

F. James Davis is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Illinois State University and the author of Society and the Law (1962), Social Problems (1970), and Minority-Dominant Relations (1978).

The Nation's Rule
The One-Drop Rule Defined
Black Leaders, But Predominantly White
Plessy, Phipps, and Other Challenges in the Courts
Census Enumeration of Blacks
Uniqueness of the One-Drop Rule
Miscegenation and Beliefs
Racial Classification and Miscegenation
Racist Beliefs About Miscegenation
The Judge Brady Paradox
Miscegenation in Africa and Europe
Race vs. Beliefs About Race
Conflicting Rules
Early Miscegenation in the Upper South: The Rule Emerges
South Carolina and Louisiana: A Different Rule
Miscegenation on Black Belt Plantations
Reconstruction and the One-Drop Rule
The Status of Free Mulattoes, North and South
The Emergence and Spread of the One-Drop Rule
The Rule Becomes Firm
Creation of the Jim Crow System
The One-Drop Rule Under Jim Crow
Effects of the Black Renaissance of the 1920s
The Rule and Myrdal's Rank Order of Discriminations
Sexual Norms and the Rule: Jim Crow vs. Apartheid
Effects of the Fall of Jim Crow
De Facto Segregation and Miscegenation
Miscegenation Since the 1960s
Development of the One-Drop Rule in the Twentieth Century
Other Places, Other Definitions
Racial Hybrid Status Lower Than Both Parent Groups
Status Higher Than Either Parent Group
In-Between Status: South Africa and Others
Highly Variable Class Status: Latin America
Two Variants in the Caribbean
Equality for the Racially Mixed in Hawaii
Same Status as the Subordinate Group: The One-Drop Rule
Status of an Assimilating Minority
Contrasting Socially Constructed Rules
Black Acceptance of the Rule
Alex Haley, Lillian Smith, and Others
Transracial Adoptions and the One-Drop Rule
Rejection of the Rule: Garvey, American Indians, and Others
Black Acceptance: Reasons and Implications
Ambiguities, Strains, Conflicts, and Traumas
The Death of Walter White's Father and Other Traumas
Collective Anxieties About Racial Identity: Some Cases
Personal Identity: Seven Modes of Adjustment
Lena Horne's Struggles with Her Racial Identity
Problems of Administering the One-Drop Rule
Misperceptions of the Racial Identity of South Asians, Arabs, and Others
Sampling Errors in Studying American Blacks
Blockage of Full Assimilation of Blacks
Costs of the One-Drop Rule
Issues and Prospects
A Massive Distortion? A Monstrous Myth?
Clues for Change in Deviations from the Rule
Clues for Change in Costs of the Rule
Possible Direction: Which Alternative?
Prospects for the Future
Epilogue to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
Works Cited
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