In their voices : Black Americans on transracial adoption (eBook, 2016) []
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In their voices : Black Americans on transracial adoption

In their voices : Black Americans on transracial adoption

Author: Rhonda M Roorda
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
While many proponents of transracial adoption claim that American society is increasingly becoming colour-blind, a growing body of research reveals that for transracial adoptees of all backgrounds, racial identity does matter. Rhonda M. Roorda elaborates significantly on that finding, specifically studying the effects of the adoption of black and biracial children by white parents. She incorporates diverse  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda M Roorda
ISBN: 9780231540483 0231540485
OCLC Number: 1132130898
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 2 février 2017).
Publié précedemment en version imprimée : 2015.
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2016
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Contents: Foreword, by Leon W. Chestang Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Moving Beyond the Controversy of the Transracial Adoption of Black and Biracial Children Part I. Jim Crow Era (1877-1954) Evelyn Rhodes, great grandmother and matriarch W. Wilson Goode Sr., first black mayor of Philadelphia (1984-92) Cyril C. Pinder, mentor and former National Football League player Part II. Civil Rights Era (1955-72) Arthur E. McFarlane II, great grandson of W. E. B. Du Bois and advocate for the preservation of cultural heritage Lora Kay (pseudonym), principal of a charter school in Washington, D.C. Chester Jackson, professional adoption worker and adoptive father Henry Allen, professor of sociology Part III. Post-Civil Rights Era (1973-Present) Vershawn A. Young, author and scholar Michelle M. Hughes, adoption attorney and adoptive mother Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and founder of Curls Deneta Howland Sells, physician and civil rights advocate Tabitha, child welfare bureau chief Bryan Post, CEO of the Post Institute for Family-Centered Therapy and adoptee Shilease Hofmann, spouse of a transracial adoptee Chelsey Hines, foster care alumna and transracial adoptee Demetrius Walker, entrepreneur and cofounder of the dN|BE Apparel Conclusion Afterword Appendix: Multicultural Adoption Plan Notes References
Responsibility: Rhonda M. Roorda.


Forthright accounts of the diverse experiences of black men and women who have been involved in transracial adoption professionally or personally.  Read more...


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