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Mitchell, Mary N.
Cassimere Jr., Raphael
This paper examines the generational changes in the culture and racial self-identification of Creoles of Color of New Orleans. This study argues that the key to understanding Creole culture is the role that isolationism has played in its history. While White ethnics pursued a path of assimilation, Creoles of Color pursued a path of isolationism. This path served them well during the Jim Crow era, but it suddenly became undesirable during the Black Power era. Now, however, new values of multiculturalism have resurrected Creole identity as a cultural asset.
Dugar, Nikki, "I Am What I Say I Am: Racial and Cultural Identity among Creoles of Color in New Orleans" (2009). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 945.