ERIC Number: EJ812482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 8
Exploring the Experiences and Self-Labeling of Mixed-Race Individuals with Two Minority Parents
Talbot, Donna M.
New Directions for Student Services, n123 p23-31 2008
With increasing numbers of multiracial individuals and interracial relationships, the potential for rapid growth of this population on campus is unprecedented. Despite this emerging reality, the literature on mixed-race and multiracial persons is very limited, providing little guidance for student affairs educators. To address this need, the author presents preliminary findings from a study of the experiences and self-labeling of ten individuals who are biracial and whose parents identify themselves as monoracial members of minority groups. Implications for student affairs educators are shared.
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Minority Groups, Labeling (of Persons), Self Concept, Experience, Interviews, Family Relationship, Physical Characteristics, Stereotypes, College Students, Student Personnel Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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