DILEMA IDENTITAS KULIT HITAM MELALUI PERNIKAHAN ANTAR-RAS DALAM DREAMS FROM MY FATHER KARYA BARRACK OBAMA

  • Qori Islami Aris
Keywords: Cultural Studies, Critical Race Theory, Black Nationalism, Colorblind Racism

Abstract

Abstrak

Laki-laki dan perempuan biracial di AS, khususnya mereka yang memiliki warisan hitam-putih, terus-menerus dihadapkan pada krisis identitas pribadi, di mana mereka tidak dapat menyejajarkan diri dengan kedua sisi ras atau etnis mereka. Barack Obama, presiden petahana AS, juga mengalami situasi yang membingungkan selama tahap pengembangan kedirian dan identitasnya. Penelitian ini menyajikan penjelasan yang berkaitan dengan tantangan yang dihadapi Obama dalam pencarian identitasnya. Penelitian ini juga menyelidiki sejauh mana supremasi kulit putih dan inferioritas kulit hitam yang didesain sedemikian rupa masih terus berlanjut hingga saat ini. Dari penjabaran dapat disimpulkan bahwa ini merupakan kelemahan AS dalam upaya untuk mencapai keadilan dan kesetaraan antara Kulit Putih dan Hitam, bukanlah sarana yang dibutuhkan, melainkan realisasi dan penerimaan tentang pentingnya multirasalitas. Peneliti menggunakan metode kualitatif sebagai metode penelitian dalam upaya untuk memperoleh pemahaman secara mendalam tentang realitas sosial yang digambarkan dalam memoar. 

 

Kata kunci: Kajian Budaya, Teori Critical Race, Nasionalisme Kulit Hitam, Rasisme Buta Warna

 

Abstract

Biracial men and women in the U.S., particularly those with a black and white heritage are constantly faced with personal identity crisis, in which they are unable to align themselves with either side of their race or ethnicity. Barack Obama, the incumbent president of the U.S., also experienced such puzzling situations during the stages of his selfhood and identity development. This research presents an explanation relating to the challenges Obama faced in his search for identity. It also investigates the extent to which white supremacy and black inferiority by design still persists until today. It concludes by stating that what the U.S. is lacking in its effort to achieve justice and equality between the Caucasians and the Negroes, is not the means, but the realization and acceptance on the importance of multiraciality. The researcher employed qualitative method as the mode of research in an attempt to gain an in-depth understanding of the social realities depicted in the memoir.

 

Keywords: Cultural Studies, Critical Race Theory, Black Nationalism, Colorblind Racism

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Published
2019-01-23
How to Cite
Aris, Q. I. (2019). DILEMA IDENTITAS KULIT HITAM MELALUI PERNIKAHAN ANTAR-RAS DALAM DREAMS FROM MY FATHER KARYA BARRACK OBAMA. Jurnal Pustaka Budaya, 6(1), 31-35. https://doi.org/10.31849/pb.v6i1.2309
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