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Entries by Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. from 01/2013

The Necessity of Racial Socialization: What White Adoptive Parents of Black Children Should Know

| Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices

Given the historical tenacity of injustice, it is vital that white adoptive parents help their children develop a positive racial identity and a strong set of coping skills. White adoptive parents of black children have a vested interest in understanding racial mistreatment.

Raising Culturally Responsive Black Children in White Adoptive Homes: Uncovering the importance of Code-Switching in the Battlefield of Racial Identity Development

| Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices

Can white parents raise black children to cope and understand the viscidities of race, racism and discrimination while simultaneously developing a healthy racial identity?