The deep, complex, and contradictory layers that manifest through the intricate and subtle art of passing provide a catalyst for a greater understanding of how black identities have been constructed over time. Understanding passing as a historical, cultural, political, and social marker is necessary in assessing racial histories of America, and this understanding makes it possible to cultivate new perspectives and deeper critical analyses of how race has evolved and survived U.S. history.
"Cast Into Racial Limbo: The Histories, Experiences, and Intricacies of Racial Passing in Twentieth-Century America,"
Strigidae: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.keene.edu/strigidae/vol1/iss1/3