Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity, 1st Edition

  • Deborah Rivas-Drake
  • Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor
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  • ISBN-10: 0691184380
  • ISBN-13: 9780691184388
  • DDC: 370.117097
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This title offers a guide to the latest research on how young people can develop positive ethnic-racial identities and strong interracial relations. Today’s young people are growing up in an increasingly ethnically and racially diverse society. How do we help them navigate this world productively, given some of the seemingly intractable conflicts we constantly hear about? This book explores the latest research in ethnic and racial identity and interracial relations among diverse youth in the United States. Drawing from multiple disciplines, including developmental psychology, social psychology, education, and sociology, the authors demonstrate that young people can have a strong ethnic-racial identity and still view other groups positively, and that in fact, possessing a solid ethnic-racial identity makes it possible to have a more genuine understanding of other groups.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Does It Mean to Move below the Surface?.
2: Coming of Age in a Changing America: Opportunities and Challenges of Youth Diversity.
3: More than Labels: The Psychology of Ethnic and Racial Identity.
4: How Do Youth Form Their Ideas about Ethnicity and Race?.
5: Breaking Down Ethnic-Racial Boundaries: Can We Help Youth Have Better Relationships with Diverse Peers by Helping Them Learn about Their Own Identities?.
6: A Way Forward.
A Note on the Type.