The Interracial Experience: Growing Up Black/White Racially Mixed in the United States


The number of black-white mixed marriages increased by 504% in the last 25 years. By gathering hard data as well as a series of intensely personal and revealing vignettes, Dr. Brown offers a rare glimpse into the lives, struggles, frustration and joys of mixed race people. She investigates psychosocial issues unique to mixed race children. Also, experiences that influenced their adjustment in a country that has subjected them to racist abuses from the white as well as black side of the racial divide and has shoehorned them into a racial category that denies half of their physiological and psychological existence are explored.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001