Redeeming Mulatto presents a complex argument about theology
and race. It is impossible to do it justice in a short review. Brian
Bantum persuasively challenges traditional ways of thinking about race
in the United States by theologically retrieving interracial identity as
an important category that has been unduly neglected. In this way he
addresses the American tendency to understand race relations in terms of
the binary opposition between black and white.
the historical experience of being mulatto/a by suggesting that race in
the U.S. functions like religion or as a form of discipleship into which
we are all recruited.