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Myths and Origins: Racial Formation in Los Angeles

Marne L. Campbell

in Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629278
eISBN:
9781469629292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629278.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1, “Myths and Origins” considers the earliest period of settlement in California (1781 – 1848) and the peculiar role of race during that time. It also examines the ways settlers of ... More


White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights

Justin Gomer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655802
eISBN:
9781469655826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655802.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The racial ideology of colorblindness has a long history. In 1963, Martin Luther King famously stated, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not ... More


Introduction

Justin Gomer

in White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655802
eISBN:
9781469655826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655802.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This section offers an overview of the history of the racial ideology of colorblindness, beginning with it’s first use in the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision. It then explains the ... More


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