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racial protocol

African Americans’ desire and more on the racial protocol

I am returning to thinking about the racial protocol, which was begun here.The original quote that introduced that phrase to me is: “The literary theorist Claudia Tate developed the term ‘racial protocol’ for the assumption that African Americans’ experiences can be reduced to racial politics and that individual subjectivity carries little importance. As a result of the racial protocol, much writing about African Americans focuses entirely on racial struggle and not on the human experiences that would move the analysis beyond a two-dimensional representation of African Americans’ lives.” –Anastasia Curwood, Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the Two World Read more