The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.

Ethnic and Racial Identity Development in Children of Color

Ethnic and Racial Identity Development in Children of Color

Ethnic and racial identity development in children of color
Sha'kema M.Blackmon and Elizabeth M.Vera

Children's racial and ethnic cognitions have been topics of investigation for more than half a century. Such research has been linked to the study of ethnic prejudice and discrimination in children (Aboud, 1988; Allport, 1954; Clark & Clark, 1940; Katz, 1973; Quintana & Vera, 1999; Ramsey, 1987) and has influenced public policy on interracial relations, for example, Brown v. Board of Education (Benjamin & Crouse, 2002). Ethnic and racial identities for ethnic minority children are believed to be particularly important in not only the development of identity in general, but as a self-protective strategy for coping with prejudice, discrimination, and stigmati-zation (Crocker & Major, ...

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