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What Makes Cross-Race Alliances Unlikely?: Angelina E. Castagno, Marquita T. Chamblee, Pamela Huang Chao, Karen L. Dace, LouAnn Gerken, Liz Leckie, Kristi Ryujin, Theresa L. Torres, Malia Villegas, and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner

WithANGELINA E. CASTAGNO, MARQUITA T. CHAMBLEE, PAMELA HUANG CHAO, KAREN L. DACE, LOUANN GERKEN, LIZ LECKIE, KRISTI RYUJIN, THERESA L. TORRES, MALIA VILLEGAS AND RACHELLE WINKLE-WAGNER

This project grew out of a number of discussions, some heated, others humorous, many frustrating, about the challenges associated with crossrace alliances between women of Color and White women. What follows is a discussion between five women of Color (two Asian Americans, Pamela Chao and Kristi Ryujin; an African American, Marquita Chamblee; an Indigenous woman, Malia Villegas, and a Latina/Chicana, Theresa Torres) and four White women (Angelina Castagno, LouAnn Gerken, Liz Leckie and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner) in conversation about the status of crossrace relations between women, challenges associated with creating alliances across race and their hopes for this project.