Vol. 20, Nos. 1-2 (1993)
This special double issue rethinks and re-visions the concept of race in the U.S. Authors reexamine identity and multiculturalism, explore the limits of the black/white dualism that dominates many discussions, and take a critical look at the dynamics of race and nationality as they were played out in the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles, both in fact and in media coverage. The issue continues efforts to revitalize and reconstruct the field of "race" and to create a political vision of equality that resonates in the public imagination. Contribution's include Elaine Kim and Elizabeth Martínez' views on contradictions within and between communities of color from the perspective of Korean American and Latina activists; John Brown Childs on overcoming the increasing isolation and defensiveness of the African American movement; Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz on recognizing the hybridity of American race and making feminism a co-partner in the struggle against racism; Dana Takagi on the role of Asian Americans in the politics of affirmative action; Stuart Hall on Black political culture; Monique Fordham on the struggle for Native American religious freedom in U.S. prisons; the Honorable Justin Johnson, and Adalberto Aguirre and David Baker on struggles for justice in the legal system.