Belonging: Race Or Categories

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Sylvester, Elaine S.
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2017-06
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FIRST PARAGRAPH(S)|As a biracial child growing up in Virginia in the late 20th and early 21st century, I was never sure where I belonged on a racial spectrum. I was born to a white woman from California and a black man from Louisiana, who raised my siblings and me with a sense of familial belonging; however, while always knowing that I belonged to a biracial family, outside of the family home, I did not have a sense of belonging to any racial community. This essay is an overview about my feelings of my experiences; of how I view belonging and racial communities in light of my experiences; and of how race is classified in relation to the United States Census and the implications of those classifications...
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Creighton University School of Law
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