Your racial identity refers to your sense of belonging to one (or more) particular ethnic group(s). Depending on how, and to what level, you embrace the ethnic, cultural, social, religious and political ideals of that race will determine how strongly connected you feel to that identity. In a family setting, racial identity can be complex. Families can be bi-racial, where parents come from different races, or multi-racial, where family lineage includes several races. Choosing which cultural traditions to follow within multi-racial families can present wonderful opportunities to learn about and celebrate different cultures, but it may also present challenges if two people’s upbringings were very different. Children can be adopted from different countries, presenting the question of whether they should be brought up to recognize their heritage, and identify with their birth-race, or if they should embrace the racial identity of their adopted family. Some families do both. Racial identity can bring with it many questions, including how to establish a culture within your family that everyone identifies with and relates to. Are you a bi-racial couple looking for ideas on how to bring together your differing backgrounds? Are you a multi-racial family, generally accepting all cultures within your family heritage, but one family member does not accept all of these cultures and only wants to identify with one? Are you going to adopt a child from another country, and have questions about how to raise them within your own racial identity while still respecting that of their birthplace? We know the topic of racial identity in a family setting can bring with it many questions, and we have the resources you need to find the answers. You are not alone. Connect with others who may be going through the same thing, find professional help and resources near you. The Kinjunxion community is here to help.
Laura Fraserasked this queston
Laura Phelanasked this queston
Ruth Reinaasked this queston
"The Skin We're In: Pulling Back the Curtain" - CBC Documentary about Racism in Canada...
“Urgent, controversial, and undeniably honest, The Skin We’re In is a wake-up call to complacent Canadians. Racism is here. It is everywhere. It is us and we are it.” “The
What I Learned About Racial Identity Because My Mother Passed for White
For most of her life, Gail believed she was white. There was never any doubt about it, she could see it in the mirror. It was when she was going
Alejandro Cuéllarasked this queston