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Biracial Childrens Identity Problem The United States is a multicultural society Social interactions among ethnic groups are getting more common nowadays As a result the population of interracial marriages and partnerships have gradually expanded In 1990 the US Bureau of the Census reported that there were at least 900000 biracial married couples in the United States Winn Priest 1993 These mixed relationships are producing an increasing number of biracial offspring A biracial child is operationally definded as one whose biological parents are of dissimilar racial groups For example the children of parents who are African American and Asian Cuban and European American Puerto Rican and Native American Adler 1987 Winn Priest 1993 Nishimura 1995 Herring 1995 The statistics of the 1990 census estimated that the number of children born from the interracial marriages were ranging from 5000000 to 5000000 Winn Priest 1993 In the field of biracial childrens research most of the studies focus on those biracial children who were from African American and European American marriages Jacobs 1978 Johnson 1992 Bowles 1993 Brown 1995 The US Census Bureau counted 65000 blackwhite interracial marriages in 1970 and 218000 in 1989 This represents an increase of 300 in less than 20 years Brown 1995 I will present a brief overview of the identity problems and the conflicts among biracial in this paper especially the offspring of blackwhite couples Moreover I will also provide some suggestions from the counselors points of view in order to help biracial children to be well-adapted in American society Erik Erikson As cited in Bowles 1993 p11 defined identity as the creation of a sense of sameness a unity of personality now felt by the individual and recognized by others as having consistency in time-of being as it were an irreversible historical fact Bowles 1993 suggests that the individual and communal identities are very important for people to form a mature and healthy personality
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