By Cathy J. Schlund-Vials,Cathy J. Schlund-Vials,Sean Frederick Forbes,Tara Betts
As one flips throughout the pages of THE BEIGING OF the USA, one discovers participants’ shared exasperation with the inevitable and preposterous query – “What are you?” – just because they don't healthy well into anyone racial class. This in itself is a mirrored image of ways the black-white paradigm in the USA keeps to obfuscate and warp inflexible constructs and systemic racism, reminding readers that race – even in a post-racial imaginary – nonetheless issues. THE BEIGING OF the USA is an soaking up and thought-provoking choice of tales that discover racial identification, alienation, with humans usually pressured to select from races and cultures of their look for self-identity. whereas underscoring the complexity of the combined race adventure, those unadorned voices supply a real, poignant, enlightening and empowering message to all readers. conceal layout: Cathy J. Schlund-Vials. hide paintings: Laura Kina. Reprinted with permission from artist. Copyright © 2006 through Laura Kina. All rights reserved.