What Scattered Ashes Leave Behind: Expressions of Nuyorican Identity in Miguel Piñero’s A Lower East Side Poem
...a chapter written for The Oxford Handbook of Religion & News
...written with Ulli K. Ryder, Ph.D.
This study is designed to examine how mixed race identity is formulated and discussed by young adults in the United States. An intensely interdisciplinary project, we begin by discussing racial mixedness and identity “with a twist” as they pertain, not to President Obama but, to First Lady Michelle Obama. Self-identified as and accepted as “Black,” her mixed race ancestry is the subject of recent scrutiny.