The number of people in racially mixed relationships has grown steadily over the last thirty years, yet these people often feel stigmatised and unhappy about their identities.
The first edition of Black, White or Mixed Race? was a ground-breaking study: this revised edition uses new literature to consider what is now known about racialised identities and changes in the official use of 'mixed' categories. All new developments are placed in a historical framework and in the context of up-to-date literature on mixed parentage in Britain and the USA.
Based on research with young people from a range of social backgrounds the book examines their attitudes to black and white people; their identity; their cultural origins; their friendships; their experiences of racism. This was the first study to concentrate on adolescents of black and white parentage and it continues to provide unique insights into their identities. It is a valuable resource for all those concerned with social work and policy.
Table of Contents
1. Setting the Scene 2. People of Mixed Black and White Parentage in Britain: A Brief History 3. Identity and Mixed Parentage: Theory, Policy and Research 4. The 'Transracial Adoption'/'same race' Placement Debate 5. How the Research Was Carried Out 5. The Radicalised Identities of Young People of Mixed Parentage Today 6. Friendships and Allegiances 7. Experiencing Racism 8. Dealing with Racism 9. Some Parents' Accounts 10. But What About the Children? An Overview, With Some Comments