When Racism Gets Personal: Toward Relational Healing, 2001
Year Published: 2001
Publication Type: Work in Progress
Author: Maureen Walker, Ph.D.
Three examples from clinical practice will be used to illusrate how racial anxiey impedes movement toward authenticity, mutuality, and empowerment in intimate relationships. In these examples, three biracial women who identify as black navigate the racial stratifications that contaminate the inevitable conflicts in their relationships with parents, mentors, and lovers.