■ One of the examples you could use is when Dr. Loving had us raise our hands in class. ■ We don’t want our interracial kids to be confused about where they belong. ■ Families have expectations that you will marry someone of your own race. ■ You may question the validity of your relationship when people constantly undermine it. ■ ^^Can you explain why it does not? Wouldn’t it interfere with potential marriages if someone is sabotaging or actually undermining your relationship? ● i said that it’s easier for you to convince yourself to date someone of a different race, even if you know grandma will disapprove, because you dont have to introduce your boyfriend. you kind of have to introduce your husband because they’re now family n shit ○ Gotcha. ● Negative sanctions: refuse to acknowledge partner/relationship; try to convince to leave: disown or retract financial support; joke about IR status ○ These would all be things that interactive networks would do
18 ○ Someone might think that someone in psychological networks will act like this given the opportunity ● Structural and cultural differences: religious differences and values can undermine relationship functioning ○ May filter out some races simply because they may not have the same religious values 5. Imagine you have a friend who is Mexican-American and she and her German-American partner have decided to adopt a young boy from Ethiopia. Drawing from the article you read about transracially adopted Asian children, provide three concrete pieces of advice for your friend regarding what your friend and her partner should do to best promote the welfare of their new son. Be sure to explain why you are providing this specific advice and how it will benefit the family and/or son. 1. More cultural socialization/pluralism is related to fewer externalizing behaviors. -Both parents should become more connected to the ethiopian community. -Becoming more familiar w/ culture and promoting feelings of connectedness to members of this community. -Mothers who feel more connected to culture will be able to take their perspective better and be less discriminatory (leading to more racial, ethnic, and cultural socialization.) 2. Parents should use the info they receive to emphasize ethiopian culture and heritage: this is linked to higher self-esteem in children. -Read books about ethiopian culture -Show movies or shows 3. In other studies, children whose parents prepared them for racial bias reported higher grades, higher perceived efficacy, less depression, and fewer behavioral problems. (results were inconclusive)
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