"Multiracial identity" in C. Gallagher and C. Lippard, Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic
In the 21st century, it is easy for some students and readers to believe that racism is a thing of the past; in reality, old wounds have yet to heal, and new forms of racism are taking shape. Racism has played a role in American society since the founding of the nation, in spite of the words "all men are created equal" within the Declaration of Independence. This set is the largest and most complete of its kind, covering every facet of race relations in the United States while providing information in a user-friendly format that allows easy cross-referencing of related topics for efficient research and learning.
The work serves as an accessible tool for high school researchers, provides important material for undergraduate students enrolled in a variety of humanities and social sciences courses, and is an outstanding ready reference for race scholars. The entries provide readers with comprehensive content supplemented by historical backgrounds, relevant examples from primary documents, and first-hand accounts. Information is presented to interest and appeal to readers but also to support critical inquiry and understanding. A fourth volume of related primary documents supplies additional reading and resources for research.
Leanne Taylor is an Associate Professor in Brock University’s Department of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Education. Her research interests include multiracial and multiethnic identities; immigrant aspirations; social justice and equity studies; transnational immigrant student aspirations; and critical theories of race and racism.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Living up to expectations: 2nd and 1.5-generation immigrant students' pursuit of university education" in Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work, and Identity (2015)
- "Engaging teacher candidates in anti-homophobia discussions: Reflections on caution, care and commitment" in LGBTTIQQ2SA Stories of pride, courage and social justice in Canada, 36-42. ()