Miscegenation Essay Topics

White People and Racial Passing

How does Eugenides put racial passing and gender passing in conversation with each other in his novel “MiddleSex”? Passing means being hidden. People are trying to be accepted into a world with a different identity from their own. Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex presents passing as something else just to be seen as “normal” or to be… View Article

Language Of Race

(Review of Lawrence Blum, “I’m Not a Racist, But…”: The Moral Quandary of Race (Ithaca; Cornell University Press, 2002). Theory and Research in Education 1(3), pp. 267-281. ) Lawrence Blum’s book, “I’m Not a Racist, But…”: The Moral Quandary of Race, is excellent and thought-provoking. It is a model of moral philosophy done well, and,… View Article

Comparative Paper of Race/Ethnicity

Racial background and ethnicities are represented in the short stories “Country Lovers”, “The Welcome Table”, and the poem “What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl”. All of these stories have a main character or protagonist black female. All three of these women deal with some degree of discrimination because of their color. The hardships… View Article

Black Men and Public Space

In Brent Staples’ personal essay “Black Men and Public Space”, he tells the readers what happen to a young black man in an urban setting. He pinpointed that people often stereotype you because of color, race, gender, culture or appearance. In addition, the author expresses to us that he notices the space between him and… View Article

Racism in “Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson

In Snow Falling on Cedars, the theme of racism stands out most strongly. Events, characters’ attitudes, and emotions are all directly related with the surrounding environment of racial tension, caused by war hysteria. This prejudice retains a strong hold over the people of San Piedro Island, as well as all over America at this time…. View Article

Compare and Contrasts of “Recitatif”

In “Recitatif” by Toni Morrison, two young girls Roberta and Twyla meet one another at a state home for orphan and foster children. It is apparent from the start that either of the girls is white or black. Even at their young age, they both have preconceived expectations of the other because of their difference… View Article

Separate Pasts, Growing Up White in the Segregated South

Separate Pasts is an award winning novel written by Melton A. McLaurin that delves into the 1950s era where racism was evident around each corner. McLaurin honestly explores the relationships he had with his fellow white peers as well as the African Americans during his childhood in the southern United States. This novel was a… View Article

Black Men and Public Spaces

In “Black Men and Public Spaces” Brent Staples reveals his experiences with different individuos in all kind of public areas. Staples talk about how people stereotype black men as a violent and dangerous individuals because of their appearance and the color of their skin. In the past when black men was associated with the word… View Article

“Is Racism a Permanent Feature of American Society?”

The situation dealing with racism became alive at the start of slavery. The whites controlled the blacks years ago and today in some parts of America it is still happening. Racism had split today’s society into two parts. One side is the blacks and the other side is the whites. If you are not African… View Article

Trayvon Martin

On February 26, during halftime of the NBA All-Star game, the 17-year-old high school junior went to a nearby store in the Orlando suburb where he was visiting his father and stepmother in order to buy some candy for his younger brother. He returned to his family a six-foot, three-inch, 140-pound corpse. We know who… View Article