Racial Identity

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.
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"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

Talking to your children about racism

The topic of racism can be a tough subject to broach with your child, but it is essential that you be prepared for it should your child encounter an instance

Who do you think you are??

Who Do You Think You Are (US)?  is an American genealogy documentary series that is an adaptation of the British BBC series of the same name. In each episode, a
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Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion; 140 King St E
Hamilton ON L8N 1B2
Canada

Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council

12 Walnut St S
Hamilton ON L8N 2K7
Canada

Hamilton. City of Hamilton - Committee Against Racism

City Hall; 71 Main St W
Hamilton ON L8P 4Y5
Canada

Hamilton Media Advisory Council


Hamilton ON
Canada

Transgender Peer Support Group - No physical address


Hamilton ON
Canada

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Seniors Support Officer Program

155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
Canada

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Seniors Support Officer Program

155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
Canada

Transgender Peer Support Group - No physical address


Hamilton ON
Canada

Halton Equity & Diversity Roundtable

504 Iroquois Shore Rd
Oakville ON L6H 2Y7
Canada

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion - Advantage Diversity

423 King St E
Hamilton ON L8N 1C5
Canada

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Seniors Support Officer Program

155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
Canada

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion

423 King St E
Hamilton ON L8N 1C5
Canada