The urgent debate over a multiracial category in the 2000 census forced the nation to reflect upon the important questions of what it means to construct and maintain a racial identity. Using in-depth interviews and survey data, Beyond Black documents how biracial people develop many different racial identities and how these self-understandings are derived from historical and contemporary social, cultural, interactional, and psychological processes.
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 5 Chapter 1: Who is Black? Flux and Change in American Racial Identity Chapter 6 Chapter 2: Biracial Identity Research: Past and Present Chapter 7 Chapter 3: What it Means to be Mixed-Race in Post-Civil Rights America Chapter 8 Chapter 4 : Sociological Factors Influencing Biracial Identity Chapter 9 Chapter 5: The Color Complex: Appearances and Multiracial Identity Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Who is Black Today and Who Will be Black Tomorrow? Chapter 11 Endnotes Chapter 12 Appendices Chapter 13 References Chapter 14 Index