If you haven't read Michele Elam's Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics and Aesthetics in the New Millennium, you simply must. Elam offers some much needed critical perspective on the current "mulatto millennium" without resorting to grand hyperbole about the "end of race."
The video below is a TEDx talk Elam presented about the shifts in the meanings of mixed race and black over time.
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