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The Colors of Love: Multiracial People in Interracial Relationships

The Colors of Love: Multiracial People in Interracial Relationships 420 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 8(3) I was drawn to Mills’ book for both professional The Colors of Love: and personal reasons. As a Sociology PhD student, Multiracial People I am examining the racial socialization practices of in Interracial Relationships interracial parents for my dissertation research. I want to understand whether they are socializing Melinda A. Mills and encouraging a multiracial or monoracial iden- The Colors of Love: Multiracial People in Interracial tity or have some other understanding of race. Relationships. New York, NY: New York University Furthermore, I want to understand the implications Press, 2021. $30.00. 310 pp. ISBN 978-1-4798 of these socialization practices theoretically as they -0241-8. relate to the racial order in the United States. I also identify as multiracial White-Asian, so have a per- sonal interest in literature on interracial relation- Reviewed by: Katherine Johnson, North Carolina ships and the formation of multiracial identities. As State University, Raleigh, NC, USA a white-skinned multiracial woman, I continue to DOI: 10.1177/23326492221099050 interrogate my own identity and how I am per- ceived by others. As such, Mills’ findings resonated This work also challenges the idea of multiracial with some of my experiences and understandings people in ‘interracial’ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

The Colors of Love: Multiracial People in Interracial Relationships

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity , Volume 8 (3): 2 – Jul 1, 2022

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420 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 8(3) I was drawn to Mills’ book for both professional The Colors of Love: and personal reasons. As a Sociology PhD student, Multiracial People I am examining the racial socialization practices of in Interracial Relationships interracial parents for my dissertation research. I want to understand whether they are socializing Melinda A. Mills and encouraging a multiracial or monoracial iden- The Colors of Love: Multiracial People in Interracial tity or have some other understanding of race. Relationships. New York, NY: New York University Furthermore, I want to understand the implications Press, 2021. $30.00. 310 pp. ISBN 978-1-4798 of these socialization practices theoretically as they -0241-8. relate to the racial order in the United States. I also identify as multiracial White-Asian, so have a per- sonal interest in literature on interracial relation- Reviewed by: Katherine Johnson, North Carolina ships and the formation of multiracial identities. As State University, Raleigh, NC, USA a white-skinned multiracial woman, I continue to DOI: 10.1177/23326492221099050 interrogate my own identity and how I am per- ceived by others. As such, Mills’ findings resonated This work also challenges the idea of multiracial with some of my experiences and understandings people in ‘interracial’

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Published: Jul 1, 2022

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