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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Brené Brown
Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader
Terry Eagleton, Drew Milne

Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption

Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identity, and Adoption - Randall Kennedy At first, it was the great companion to my favorite book on race, Siobhan Somerville's _Queering the Color Line_. Then I got the last third of the book. While this section on adoption forced me to recognize the ambiguity of my beliefs on the mutability of race, its legal approach fell short. So many of the court cases he critiques are decades old, and I found it hard to believe that similar attitudes--that same-race adoption must happen or the heavens will fall--prevail now. Moreover, for someone whose argument rests primarily on these cases' decisions being based on insufficient empirical evidence, he lacks it as well.