Ariela Gross


What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America
Ariela Gross (NEH, 2003-04)

Unearthing the legal history of racial identity, Ariela Gross's book examines the paradoxical and often circular relationship of race and the perceived capacity for citizenship in American society. This book reminds us that the imaginary connection between racial identity and fitness for citizenship remains potent today and continues to impede racial justice and equality.