Raising Biracial Children

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2005-11-01
Publisher(s): AltaMira Press
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As the multiracial population in the United States continues to rise, new models for our understanding of mixed-race children and how their conception of racial identity must be developed. Raising Biracial Children provides parents, educators, social workers, and anyone interested in multiracial issues with an accessible framework for understanding healthy mixed-race identity development and to translate those findings into practical care-giving strategies.

Author Biography

Kerry Ann Rockquemore is associate professor of African American studies and sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Tracey Laszloffy is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Connecticut

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Preface xi
1 Moving beyond Tragedy: A Multidimensional Model of Mixed-Race Identity 1(17)
2 Acceptance and Denial: Shifting Our Gaze from Labels to Pathways 18(21)
3 Racism in America: What Parents Need to Know 39(20)
4 Starting at Home: Families and Racial Socialization 59(29)
5 Beyond the Family: Community Influences on Racial Identity Development 88(26)
6 More Than Skin Deep: Appearances and Mixed-Race Identity 114(17)
7 Just between Sisters: The Intersection of Race and Gender in the Lives of Mixed-Race Girls 131(26)
8 Multiracialism in America: Reflections and New Directions 157(4)
Appendix A: Multiracial Organizations 161(15)
Appendix B: Online Resources 176(5)
Appendix C: Research and Reading for Interracial Families 181(10)
Appendix D: Movies and Documentaries 191(6)
References 197(12)
Index 209(12)
About the Authors 221

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