Friday, August 3, 2007

Interracial families and the racial identification of mixed-race children: evidence from the early childhood longitudinal study.

Social Forces, by Brunsma, David L.

The Loving vs. Virginia decision, handed down in 1967, was a key event in United States' history, creating a spark that lit a subsequent fire of demographic change (Bratter and Zuberi 2001). Such a socio-cultural and legal endorsement of interracial relationships eventually produced what has been dubbed as a "biracial baby boom." In the 1970s, approximately 1 percent of children were products of an interracial union; by 2000, that number had grown to more than 5 percent (Herman 2004).

Public discourse on issues surrounding the existence of multiracial Americans and ...

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