Mixed Heritage

Mixed Heritage

by Stefan Kiesbye

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Overview

Behind each policy debate over welfare reform, AIDS funding, and hate crime laws are the people struggling with poverty, illness, and discrimination. While the experts cite statistics and employ rhetoric about drug abuse, crime, and child abuse, individuals confront the horrors of addiction and the trauma of victimization.

Greenhaven Press's Social Issues Firsthand series illuminates the often-neglected human side of society's pressing problems. Each anthology presents a collection of personal narratives on a features social issue. Contributors include those who have had personal experience with the topic under discussion-either as a participant, a witness, or an involved professional. For example, Terrorism includes the perspectives of terrorists, victims, families of victims, and emergency workers. Additional features include an introduction that provides each book with essential context, a through bibliography, a list of organizations to contact, an annotated table of contents, and a thorough index. Each book in the Social Issues Firsthand series will provide readers with a personal context for the most pressing topics of today's political discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737745603
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2009
Series: Social Issues Firsthand Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 Growing Up in a Mixed-Heritage Family

1 Mixed-Heritage Children Need to Transcend Established Communities Emilie Hammerstein 17

2 Growing Up in an Interfaith Family Strengthens Tolerance Samie Facciolo 26

3 Being Raised Jewish and Irish William S. Cohen 30

4 I Am Made Up of Contradictions Jon Lewis-Katz 43

5 Being of Mixed Race in America Eduardo Porter 47

Chapter 2 Parenting in Mixed-Heritage Families

1 Religion and Culture in a Mixed-Heritage Family Dawn Friedman 51

2 A Family Navigates Religious Obligations Laura Lipman 56

3 Religious Acceptance Makes the December Holidays Fun David Pedrick 60

4 My Kids Are Biracial Debra J. Dickerson 64

5 My Mixed-Race Family Is a Testament to Change Diane Bartz 70

Chapter 3 Mixed Heritage in a Multicultural Society

1 Everyone Asks About My Racial Background Elliott Lewis 74

2 My Black Identity Cord Jefferson 84

3 Mixed Marriages Enrich Rather than Dilute Culture John Freedman Berthoud 90

4 The Power of Words Wei Ming Dariotis 95

Organizations to Contact 105

For Further Research 109

Index 114

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