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In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Rhonda M. Roorda

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

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, ... More


Civil Rights Era (1955–72)

Rhonda M. Roorda

in In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

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 ... More


Post–Civil Rights Era (1973–Present)

Rhonda M. Roorda

in In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

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 ... More


Moving Beyond the Controversy of the Transracial Adoption of Black and Biracial Children

Rhonda M. Roorda

in In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

More than forty years since the National Association of Black Social Workers vehemently opposed to the adoptions of Black children by White parents calling it “cultural genocide,” transracial ... More


Theorizing Blasians

Myra S. Washington

in Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814227
eISBN:
9781496814265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814227.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a foundation for understanding how media processes, institutions, and discourses have branded mixed race Black and Asian/American stars, making them legible and marketable ... More


Jim Crow Era (1877–1954)

Rhonda M. Roorda

in In their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172219
eISBN:
9780231540483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172219.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

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


“It Is Part of Our Adoption Life Journey”: Birth Searching and Transnationally Adopted Koreans in Young Adult Fiction

Sarah Park Dahlen

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Given the complexities and rapidly increasing instances of birth searching among adopted Koreans, it is important that youth literature depict the diversity of those experiences. The author draws ... More


What about the Children?: Genealogies of Illegitimacy and Reproductive Injustice, 1990–2000

Sandra Patton-Imani and Sandra Patton-Imani

in Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479865567
eISBN:
9781479866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865567.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I consider the political context of family-making in the “family values” era of the 1990s. I explore public controversies over the children’s book Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman (1989) in ... More


Navigating Illegitimacy: Socialization, Race, and Difference, 2000–2003

Sandra Patton-Imani and Sandra Patton-Imani

in Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479865567
eISBN:
9781479866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865567.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I explore the first few years of the twenty-first century through the stories of mothers negotiating a sense of belonging and legitimacy in a sociopolitical context of shifting laws and policies ... More


Queer in the “Heartland”: Allegories of Family, Race, and Equality, 2009

Sandra Patton-Imani and Sandra Patton-Imani

in Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479865567
eISBN:
9781479866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865567.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I explore the public marriage debate through an allegorical reading of “marriage equality” in Iowa in 2009. Drawing on participant observation with a multiracial group of lesbians organizing a queer ... More


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