TITLE

Multiracial Families

AUTHOR(S)
Arthur, Mikaila Mariel Lemonik
PUB. DATE
April 2018
SOURCE
Multiracial Families -- Research Starters Sociology;4/1/2018, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Research Starter
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article considers the history and the contemporary context of multiracial families in the United States. It begins by summarizing the history of interracial unions under colonialism and slavery. It then covers the laws and court cases that prevented and ultimately enabled interracial marriage. Multiracial families are formed by adoption as well as by marriage and childbearing, and a historical discussion of interracial adoption is presented. Demographic statistics on interracial families, marriages, and adoptions are included. The article also covers contemporary controversies around interracial adoption, marriage, and childbearing.
ACCESSION #
37219538

 

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