Adolescence is difficult. As teenagers try to figure out their identity, they explore faith, values, sexual identity, and career. They also explore their racial identity: a difficult task for teens from one racial group, but a much harder one for biracial children.
Powered by WordPress. Because it is a social construct, race can often be a complicated matter. However, racism — notably, as it works in America — is a much easier issue to comprehend.
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Verified by Psychology Today. By Jennifer Latson, published May 7, - last reviewed on May 28, One of the most vexing parts of the multiracial experience, according to many who identify as such, is being asked, "What are you?
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Identity development is an important area with which therapists who work with children should be familiar. The number of biracial children in the United States is increasing, and although this may not be the reason that a child presents for therapy, it is an area that often should be explored. This article will review the similarities and differences between Black and White racial identity development in the United States and address special challenges for the biracial child.
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Since I was young, I have pondered the social connotations of my blackness and my Jewishness in a divided society and how to embrace the beauty of my identities. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area under the guidance of two socially aware and cognizant parents, one who is a Louisiana Creole Catholic and one who is a biracial Ashkenazi Jew. As I developed along with my youthful curiosity, I found a troubling unease with the tension between my racial and religious identities. As a young child, it is quite difficult to grow into yourself when there are minimal examples of your experiences and perspectives broadcasted around you.