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In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Rhonda M. Roorda


While many proponents of transracial adoption claim that American society is increasingly becoming “color-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 perspectives on transracial adoption by concerned black Americans of various ages, including those who lived through Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era. All her interviewees have been involv ... More

Keywords: Adoption, Transracial, Identity, Discrimination, Family, Color-blind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231172219
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhonda M. Roorda, author