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Soo Ah Kwon

Drawing on existing literature and student ethnographic projects, this article examines Asian American undergraduates' overwhelming focus on individual racial identity and practices of racial segregation in their ethnographic research about the University of Illinois. The author examines how such racial segregation is described and analysed as a matter of personal 'choice' and 'comfort' rather than as the result of racial inequality, racism and the marginalisation and racialisation of minority groups. This lack of structural racial analysis in the examination of Asian American students' experiences points to the depoliticisation and institutionalisation of race in higher education today. Race is understood and more readily analysed as a politically neutral concept that invokes celebration of racial diversity and 'culture' and not as a concept marked by power and inequities as it once may have been.

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Seumas Bates

cultural superiority so central to an identity rooted in a historical period when racial segregation was still enforced across much of the US. Residents of trailers have become associated in popular consciousness with a wide range of social ills ( Adams and

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The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

based on racialization, segregation, and deportation of undesired subjects, I argue Departheid, too, is animated by a sense of moral superiority that is rooted in a fantasy of White supremacy ( Hage 2000 ). 2 This sense of moral superiority justifies

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Breaking Barriers and Coded Language

Watching Politics of Race at the Ballpark

Thomas D. Bunting

Drawing on recent literature on political spectatorship, I show how sport, and baseball in particular, can both illuminate and shape American politics. Following the history of racial segregation and immigrant assimilation in baseball, one sees that it mirrors American race politics on the whole. I argue that Jackie Robinson and the desegregation of baseball changed both American politics and the horizons within which citizens think. Although it is tempting to focus on this positive and emergent moment, I argue that for the most part, looking at the history of race in baseball shows instead coded language that reinforces racial stereotypes. This example of baseball and race shows how powerful spectatorship can be in the democratic world. Spectatorship need not be passive but can be an important sphere of activity in democratic life.

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Black Girls Swim

Race, Gender, and Embodied Aquatic Histories

Samantha White

engaged with the politics of play in order to assert Black girls’ rights to the swimming pool in the segregated Jim Crow United States. Arguments for racial segregation in this Jim Crow United States, which were often bolstered by white fears of

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Policing the French Empire

Colonial Law Enforcement and the Search for Racial-Territorial Hegemony

Samuel Kalman

interested parties. From the Indigénat, the 1881 legal code designed to entrench racial difference and control to an extensive labor and prison system, through the racial segregation of urban neighborhoods and constant surveillance/identity checks

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The racial fix

White currency in the gentrification of black and Latino Chicago

Jesse Mumm

history of racial capitalism; outline its relationship to gentrification, globalization, finance, and debt; and apply it to the history of white flight and racial segregation in Chicago. I then present my findings on the racial fix made legible in the

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Racial and Social Prejudice in the Colonial Empire

Issues Raised by Miscegenation in Portugal (Late Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Centuries)

Patrícia Ferraz de Matos

level in the family hierarchy’. However, in Portugal and its colonies, there were no racial segregation laws comparable to the Jim Crow laws (1876–1965) in the United States, which sought to keep ‘whites’ and ‘blacks’ separate and unequal, the Nuremberg

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Geoffrey Aung

heteronormative whiteness, as in the social lives of expatriate families—from their Equatoguinean setting. The enclaves emerge as technologies of racial segregation, evoking colonial settlements and company towns past. Race and capital underpin the contract form

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“Your Young Lesbian Sisters”

Queer Girls’ Voices in the Liberation Era

Amanda H. Littauer

isolation to police the lines of racial segregation. Family relationships also became a problem when Debra's mother received a call from someone who accused Day of being queer. Panicked, her mother called the school, but the two girls were skipping class