In Their Own Voices

In Their Own Voices

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Nearly forty years after researchers first sought to determine the effects, if any, on children adopted by families whose racial or ethnic background differed from their own, the debate over transracial adoption continues. In this collection of interviews conducted with black and biracial young adults who were adopted by white parents, the authors present the personal stories of two dozen individuals who hail from a wide range of religious, economic, political, and professional backgrounds. How does the experience affect their racial and social identities, their choice of friends and marital partners, and their lifestyles? In addition to interviews, the book includes overviews of both the history and current legal status of transracial adoption.Ita#39;s not taught in the high schools. Whereas in my high school we had classes where we did little stock market games and pretended to invest money in the stock market. So I was already investing when I was 15. Did you go to college? Whereanbsp;...

Title:In Their Own Voices
Author:Rita J. Simon, Rhonda M. Roorda
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2000-07-06


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