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Abolition,​20–21
Activism,​in​multiracial​movement,​24
Additive​race​model,​24
Advertising:​Got​Milk?​ad​on​America’s
Next Top Model,​129,​133,​135,​144;​in​
Mixing Nia,​96,​101–3,​106;​stealth,​
130–31.​See also​CoverGirl​and​Cover-
Girl​makeup
Affirmative​action,​eradication​of.​See​
Anti-​affirmative​action
African​American​films,​marketability​of,​
120
African​American​students,​167
“Afro-​alienation​acts,”​169
America’s Next Top Model​(tv​show),​32,​
125–28,​149,​152,​169;​failure​to​illus-
trate​material​aspects​of​race​on,​144,​
149–51,​153–54;​Got​Milk?​ad​on,​129,​
133,​135,​144;​Italians​as​unexceptional​
multiracial​on,​134;​as​minority​show,​
153;​photos​of​race​switching​contes-
tants​on,​136–39;​racially​ambiguous​
contestants​on,​141–43.​See also​Race​
switching​and​racial​masquerade
Androgyny,​71,​79,​82,​89
Anthropometric​studies,​13
Anti-​affirmative​action,​24–25,​27,​123,​
153,​166–67;​on​The L Word,​50;​at​Uni-
versity​of​California​(Berkeley),​168;​at​
Yale,​167
Anti-​black​racism,​6–7,​27,​30,​158,​163,​170;​
in​Caucasia,​69,​71;​in​Mixing Nia,​110
Antimiscegenation​law,​11–14,​19–20,​22
Authenticity.​See​Black​authenticity
Banks,​Tyra,​135,​137,​147,​152–53;​as​
“celebrity-​commodity,”​128;​as​excep-
tional​multiracial,​125–28,​147;​fluid​
racial​identity​of,​153;​photo​of,​126;​
race​switching​and,​126–28.​See also
America’s Next Top Model
Beals,​Jennifer,​6,​31,​45–46,​63–65,​67;​
multiply​racialized​representational​
past​of,​37–38.​See also The L Word;​
Porter,​Bette
Beauty.​See​Racialized​beauty
Beecher,​Henry​Ward,​21
Beecher​Stowe,​Harriet,​21
Bhabha,​Homi,​169
Binary​terms,​4,​23,​133,​140,​149,​170;​
moving​beyond,​171
Biracial:​on​America’s Next Top Model,​137,​
140,​143;​baby​boom,​28;​as​term​ver-
sus​mixed-​race/multiracial,​10;​use​
of​on​“Mariah​Carey​Talks​to​Biracial​
Teens,”​Oprah​episode,​163–64
Birdie​(fictional​character),​32,​67–68,​73,​
76,​86;​androgyny​of,​71,​79,​82,​89;​
author​Danzy​Senna​and,​82;​descrip-
tion​of​looks​of,​87;​Elemeno​(secret​
language)​and,​77–78;​fluid​sexuality​
of,​89–90;​hair​and​dress​of​as​signi-
fiers,​74–75;​Italianness​of,​76–78,​134;​
namelessness​of,​79–80;​as​sad​race​
girl,​67,​69–72,​76,​82,​89–91.​See also
Caucasia;​Senna,​Danzy
The Birth of a Nation​(1915),​14–17,​97–100
Black​authenticity,​9,​33–34,​72–77,​102,​
134;​“black​voice”​and,​22;​hair​and,​
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