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"New Faces in a Changing America is a comprehensive, penetrating, authoritative, and provocative examination of what it means to be multiracial in this country. With contributions by the leading thinkers, activists, and researchers on the subject, it admirably links theory and the powerful lived experiences of mixed-race people. This book will be the most important reference source on the subject for many years." -- James P. Allen, California State University, Northridge New Faces in a Changing America examines the multiracial experience, its history and the political issues and consequences surrounding biracial and multiracial identity, bringing together top names in the field to give readers cutting edge views and insights gained from contemporary research.
Chapter 7: Evolution of Multiracial Organizations: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
Evolution of Multiracial Organizations: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
The first multiracial groups in the United States, formed during the late 1970s to 1980s were largely grass roots. They provided a safe place to talk, dispelled stereotypes regarding interracial marriage, allowed multiracial children to claim their full identity, and provided a forum for multiracial adults to share their life experiences with each other and new interracial couples with children. They also opened the doors for people of any sexual preference and families who adopted transracially to be part of an accepting, diverse group. The ...