New People – Book Review

2017-09-02T15:07:15+00:00September 2nd, 2017|

Book Review New People by Danzy Senna New People is about a multiracial woman named Maria. These are some of the terms she uses for multiracial people: Miscellaneous People Mulatto (her favorite word, which means little mule) and Mulatta Multiracial Biracial The “N” Word Odd, twisted girls Racially nebulous Quadroon Negro Born again black people Butterscotch Mestizo Abandoner Mixed “Everything” and my least favorite, “Mutt.” She also says things like, “Being black and looking white was enough of a freak show” and “He was embracing his black identity.” Apparently, biracial [...]