July 12, 2014
Welcome or welcome back! As a way to follow up my research on race transcenders and expand the discourse on what it means to hold a non-racial sense of self in a racialized society, I've established a Facebook group to serve as a safe and constructive space for those who share this identity disposition to commune, exchange perspectives, and deepen the dialogue on refusing self-racialization. If you would like to be considered for this group, please send me a note using the "contact me" tab. When I hear from you, I'll let you know how to become included in the group! The Facebook group is for anyone, no matter your ascribed race, who is in agreement with the definition and illustration below. Looking forward to hearing from you!
To pass over or go beyond (a physical obstacle or limit); to climb or get over the top of (a wall, mountain, etc.). (Oxford English Dictionary)
To pass or extend beyond or above (a non-physical limit); to go beyond the limits of (something immaterial); to exceed. (Oxford English Dictionary)
“My journey has taken me past constructions of race, past constructions of mixed race, and into an understanding of human difference that does not include race as a meaningful category. (Spencer in Penn, 2002, p.10)”