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ERIC Number: EJ848918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Marco Said I Look like Charcoal: A Puerto Rican's Exploration of Her Ethnic Identity
Vargas, Yarma Velazquez
Qualitative Inquiry, v14 n6 p949-954 2008
When race is so self-evident that it becomes "unspoken," it becomes a text that can be arbitrarily read or not read at all. When race is thought of as shades or textures of color that paint the already loaded canvas of our ethnicities, it is the reader who has the power of interpretation, opening the possibility for multiple readings that will shape identity. With this article, the author makes an attempt to understand the issues of race and ethnicity in Puerto Rico, using her life as an example.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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