Index
Africa, 67
African American culture, 4-6, 18,
153-54n.8
Afro-American Poetics
(Houston Baker),
53
American culture, II9-20, 126, 141-42,
146.
See also
Heterogeneity; Racism
American Hunger
(Richard Wright), 155
n.38
"American" race.
See
Heterogeneity;
Toomer, Jean
Anderson, Benedict, 143
Appearance.
See
Skin color
Appiah, Kwame Anthony, 144-45, 150
Armstrong, Louis, 55, 160 n.2
Art, 16, 71, 120-21
ASSimilation, 121-22
Authenticity (def.), 5, 153 n·5
Autobiography
(Frederick Douglass), 155
n.40
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
(James Weldon Johnson), 25-52,
142-43, 155 n.40; autobiographical
elements of, 157 n.21, 158-59 n.35;
and birthrights, 46, 49-50, 83, 90;
and blackness (def.), 148; and class,
37-39; and performance, 27, 42-43;
and "Shiny;' 37-38.
See also
Narrator
of
Ex-Colored Man
Baker, Houston, 2, 4-5, 15, 21-23,
55, 154 n.27; and Jean Toomer, 53;
and Louis Armstrong, 160 n.2; and
minstrelsy, 159 n.40
BALF.
See
Black American Literature
Forum
Balibar, Etienne, 6-9, 19, 21, 158 n.25
Barnes, Albert, 146
Beatty, Paul, 161 n.20
"Beehive" (Jean Toomer), 72-74
Bell, Bernard, 15-16, 26; narrator of
Ex-Colored Man,
35-36, 43
Berwn, Judith, 26-27, 32-33, 156-57
n.6
Biological basis of race, 20-21
Birthrights, 81; in
The Autobiography
of an Ex-Colored Man,
46, 49-50,
90, II2, II6; and black culture, 113;
and George S. Schuyler, II2; in
Quicksand,
92-96, 107
Black American Literature Forum
(BALF),1O
Black bourgeoisie: in
The Autobiography
of an Ex-Colored Man,
37-42; and
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