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Biracial Identity

  • By: David L. Brunsma
  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Biracial identity or multiracial identity refers to the social, cultural, political, and psychological accomplishment or construction of a sense of identity among those individuals who straddle existing (or historical) racial formations. To investigate biracial or multiracial identity is to seek to understand the strategies, negotiations, and self-understandings of multiracial people and the factors involved in the construction of a racial identity. Researchers have focused on a variety of different groups and racial combinations under the overarching conceptual ...

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