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Kerry Ann Rockquemore is associate professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and coauthor of Raising Biracial Children. David L. Brunsma is associate professor of sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and coeditor of The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe.
Chapter 1 List of Tables and Figures
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Acknowledgements
Chapter 4 Foreword
Chapter 1: Who is Black? Flux and Change in American Racial Identity
Chapter 2: Biracial Identity Research: Past and Present
Chapter 3: What it Means to be Mixed-Race in Post-Civil Rights America
Chapter 4 : Sociological Factors Influencing Biracial Identity
Chapter 5: The Color Complex: Appearances and Multiracial Identity
Chapter 6: Who is Black Today and Who Will be Black Tomorrow?
Chapter 11 Endnotes
Chapter 12 Appendices
Chapter 13 References
Chapter 14 Index
Beyond Black is a theoretically innovative and methodologically perceptive analysis of how race is understood, interpreted, and managed in the post-Civil Rights United States. Through their interdisciplinary approach, Brunsma and Rockquemore createa standout book in multiracial literature. Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America is essential reading for understanding race....
— France Winddance Twine, University of California, Santa Barbara
Brunsma and Rockquemore deliver a powerful and pioneering work that sets the standard for research on multiracial people. Beyond Black challenges the reader to confront the complexities of multiracial identity and acknowledge the larger racial picture....
— Erica Chito Childs
To anyone pondering what boxes to check when the census arrives on their doorstep, Beyond Black offers a provocative analysis of the meaning of race in the United States, the social construction of racial categories and biracial identities, and the complex contexts that shape them. Deeply considered and well researched, Beyond Black is recommended reading for students, scholars and policymakers alike.
— Rubén G. Rumbaut