The author is in private practice in Montclair, N.J.
BLACK/WHITE INTERRACIAL YOUNG ADULTS: Quest for a Racial Identity
Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2010
1995 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 65, Issue 1, pages 125–130, January 1995
How to Cite
Brown, U. M. (1995), BLACK/WHITE INTERRACIAL YOUNG ADULTS: Quest for a Racial Identity. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 65: 125–130. doi: 10.1037/h0079587
A revised version of a paper submitted to the Journal in July 1993.
- Issue online: 24 MAR 2010
- Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2010
The racial self-identification of 119 young adults of mixed black and white racial heredity was explored. Data showed interracial identity to be the most prevalent, and that it was associated with the least conflict. Compartmentalization into a private interracial identity and a public black one appeared to be the most frequently utilized coping mechanism for dealing with societal pressures to negate white roots.