Critical Mixed Race Studies: New Directions in the Politics of Race and Representation
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/C811021391
"Critical Mixed Race Studies: New Directions in the Politics of Race and Representation” was Andrew J. Jolivétte’s keynote address at the inaugural Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, November 5, 2010, at DePaul University. Jolivétte posits critical mixed-race pedagogy as a model for developingintersectional coalitions across various categories of difference composed of a "new American majority" (people of color, queers, women, immigrants, and youth), which was in fact President Barack Obama’s 2012 winning coalition. This shifts racial formation and social change from binary constructions to more multivalent approaches to achieving human rights and social justice. Taken to a logical conclusion, mixed-race pedagogy could also serve as a similar organizing principle for international movements for equity and social justice.