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Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Tanya Katerí Hernández


Commanding greater public attention is the idea that discrimination against multiracial (racially-mixed) people is a distinctive challenge to the enforcement of civil rights law. This perspective is based upon the belief that multiracials experience racial discrimination in a unique manner that makes it necessary to reformulate traditional civil rights law. Multiracials and Civil Rights, based upon a close examination of many multiracial discrimination legal cases in a variety of equality law contexts, demonstrates the fallacy and danger of that conjecture. The book elucidates the distinction ... More

Keywords: Multiracials, Mixed-race, Biracial, Discrimination, Racism, Law, Equality, Racial identity, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479830329
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tanya Katerí Hernández, author
Fordham University School of Law