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Rethinking Race

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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.

ISSN: 1043-1578. Published quarterly by Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140.

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Anthony M. Platt (ed.)

Editorial: Rethinking Race

Anthony M. Platt

Chris Hani Assassinated


Home Is Where the Han Is: A Korean American Perspective on the Los Angeles Upheavals

Elaine Kim

Beyond Black/White: The Racisms of Our Time

Elizabeth Martínez

Toward Trans-Communality, The Highest Stage of Multiculturalism: Notes on the Future of African-Americans

John Brown Childs

Invasion of the Americas and the Making of the Metizocoyote Nation: Heritage of the Invasion

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz

Class-Race-Gender: Sloganeering in Search of Meaning

Kathleen Daly

Beyond the Canon, with Great Difficulty

Anthony M. Platt

Race, Nation, Ethnicity, and Class Within Theories of Structure and Agency

Edward J. McCaughan

What Is This 'Black' in Black Popular Culture?

Stuart Hall

Asian Americans and Racial Politics: A Postmodern Paradox

Dana Y. Takagi

Between Scorn and Longing: Frazier's Black Bourgeoisie

Anthony M. Platt

Flotsam on the Sea of Humanity: A View from the Bench on Class, Race, and Gender

The Honorable Justin M. Johnson

Racial Prejudice and the Death Penalty: A Research Note

Adalberto Aguirre and David Baker

Open Letter to All Progressive People in Mexico on Executions

Francis A. Boyle and Lee Penya

Within the Iron Houses: The Struggle for Native American Religious Freedom in American Prisons

Monique Fordham

Native American Struggles: Leonard Peltier and Norma Jean Croy


New Memoirs of the Black Panther Party

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz