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ISBN:1558491015
Author: Kaeser
ISBN13: 978-1558491014
Title: Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families
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Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press (November 21, 1997)
Pages: 160

Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families by Kaeser



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OF MANY COLORS touched my heart in so many powerful ways. Reading the moving testaments of the families interviewed - couched in such exquisite family photgraphs - brought me into the very living rooms of these courageous families. I learned so much about diversity, about multiracial and multicultural families. This book would PROFOUNDLY advance the acceptance of Diversity in business, in schools, and in the home.

Of many colors: portraits of multiracial families. One of the visible effects of our increasingly diverse society is multiracial children. The New York Times has estimated that the number of those children has jumped by 300 percent since the 1970.

by Kaeser, Gigi; Gillespie, Peggy, 1948-. Publication date 1997. Topics Interracial marriage, Interracial marriage, Racially mixed children, Interracial adoption, Families, Ethnicity. Publisher Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on August 14, 2015.

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Kaeser, . & Gillespie, P. (1997). Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press. The book combines Kaeser's black-and-white photos of 39 multiracial families with interviews of the members of those same families conducted by Peggy Gillespie, co-director (along with Kaeser) of Family Diversity Projects Inc. in Amherst, Massachusetts. The book's introduction, written by Glenda Valentine, training coordinator for the Teaching Tolerance Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides readers with a brief historical overview of interracial marriage and transracial adoption in the United States.

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Based on an award-winning photo exhibit, this book documents the feelings and experiences of Americans who live in multiracial families. Of Many Colors tells the stories of thirty-nine families who have bridged the racial divide through interracial marriage or adoption. In these pages, parents and children speak candidly about their lives, their relationships, and the ways in which they have dealt with issues of race.Although the number of mixed-race families in America is steadily rising, this trend remains controversial. For centuries, America has depended on distinct racial categories for its social, political, and economic organization. The current debate over the inclusion of a "multiracial" category on census forms illustrates the extent to which the deeply embedded construct of race continues to divide our society.Transracial adoption has also generated fierce controversy and debate. As in the case of racial categories, the discussion of transracial adoption reflects ever-changing social standards. As recently as 1987, thirty-five states had laws prohibiting the adoption of black children by white families. In 1996, however, President Clinton signed a bill making it illegal to prohibit adoptions based on race.The interviews in this book provide the reader with a clear understanding of how mixed-race families contradict stereotypes, challenge racism, and demonstrate that people of different races can indeed live together in harmony. Family members also have much to say about the most intimate form of integration, familial love, and this love is made visible in the superb photographs by Gigi Kaeser.
Reviews: 7
Kajikus
Maybe I read this book with the wrong expectations. I read it wanting to hear about the experiences of multiracial families as I consider adopting children. The book offers brief (usually a page or two) essays on the feelings or experiences of members of each family. While the book introduces us to about 40 different families, the essays seemed pretty superficial to me. I guess one could consider the book a celebration of positive multiracial experiences, but I was wanting to know more about the day-to-day experiences of these families. Maybe as an uplifting picture book you will enjoy it. I didn't get much out of it.
Dusho
A beautiful book. I gave this to my parents -an interracial couple- as a Christmas gift. It is wonderful for all three of us to flip through a book full of families like us.
Kipabi
Book was in poor condition and the stories were not very interesting but worked for it's use as a text book for a University class and only paid three dollars and some change for it.
Gold as Heart
I first found this book in a library, and I enjoyed the honest, personal stories shared within so much that I bought a copy for myself. This is a book I want to share with my own family some day. The editors let each family say their thoughts, be they politically correct or not, they are honest. Many, many thought-provoking comments made by the kids especially!
WUNDERKIND
This is a beautiful collection of photographs of multiracial families of every ilk and shade. Each chapter is devoted to one family and each member gets a little space to say what they feel about being in a multiracial family. As one would expect, there are virtually no negative comments about it, but all seem to have been made better, even more completer people by the experience, and above all they tend to see themselves as members of a human family as opposed to members of one "race" or ethnic background. The children seem less confused than most of the rest of us. A wonderful book. I only give it four stars because for all it's beauty, it does not get into much depth (although that is inevitable in any photo essay). Still, a heartwarming collection of photographs and shared experiences.
Shalizel
This book provided me a window into the lives of many diverse families, their shared experience of creating family across real and perceived boundaries, and a hint of how rich the idea of family can be. I appreciated that many family configurations were included, adoptive families, single parents, gay and lesbian parents, inter-faith families and the blended your-mine-ours clans.

As my mom sent me off to college she confided that she hoped I would find a nice man and get married, as long as he wasn't a black man. Not having been overtly raised to be prejudiced against black people I told her I was shocked that she would say such a thing. Her only reply was that she just thought it would be too hard on me and the children. I guess my future husband was on his own!

From this book I could see that for the children there are certainly both challenges and indignities, not precisely from being in mixed race families, but from biased and racists attitudes that still linger in American culture. But I also discovered that there are advantages that accrue to mixed families that my mother and I would never have imagined. Mixed race families gain a perspective they would not as easily receive in a one race household. They see firsthand the heartache of a child, a sibling or a parent who is snubbed or ill-treated and they learn ways to honor and respect their various family and personal culture heritages. They bridge the gaps for one another.

The photos in this book brought home for me that family is more than our creation, more than a set formula that happens in just one prescribed way. However we can, wherever we are, we are compelled to create family, to share the joys and sorrows of life, to nurture one another. The families in this book are doing just that and with courage have allowed us to take a look inside their worlds.

"A family is people who love each other." Justin Robinson, age 10
Zonama
A very inspiring and interesting text to read. It showed the challenges families that are of mixed race go through, which are majorly cast on them by our society.

Pictures speak a thousand word, and I have to say every picture in this book did just that: spoke a thousand words.

A good read for anyone in a mixed race relationship, family, or anyone that feels they don't quite fit into the rigid boxes our lovely society has created. Happy Reading!
OF MANY COLORS touched my heart in so many powerful ways. Reading the moving testaments of the families interviewed - couched in such exquisite family photgraphs - brought me into the very living rooms of these courageous families. I learned so much about diversity, about multiracial and multicultural families. This book would PROFOUNDLY advance the acceptance of Diversity in business, in schools, and in the home.