May 14

Carleton Connects with Professor Liz Raleigh

Cannon Valley Carleton Connects with Professor Liz Raleigh

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
11:00 am / 200 Division Street, Lenny Dee Room
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Northfield, MN

The Cannon Valley Carleton Club Invites You to    Carleton Connects:
    Less of a Transracial Adoption: The American Color Line & the Adoption of Asian, Hispanic, and
    Foreign-Born Black Children with Professor Liz Raleigh

How does transracial adoption -- the adoption of children of color by white parents -- reflect the color line in the United States? In this presentation, Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, tackles this question by examining race and kinship through a market based framework. From an analysis of the US Census, she shows how white parents are more likely to adopt Asian and Hispanic children over black children. Yet her qualitative research drawn from interviews with adoption social workers complicates the demographic data by showing how some black children -- specifically foreign-born and biracial black children -- are often seen as more desirable by prospective adoptive parents. Her presentation concludes with implications for child well-being among transracially adopted children.

Date:  Thursday, May 14
Time: Nentral
Where:  200 Division Street, Lenny Dee Conference Room

Enter 200 Division through the door to the right of the old Gear Resource store. Walk straight to the end of the hall and turn right, there will be a door to a stairwell right around the corner and an elevator a little further down the hall. Take either upstairs one floor.  Enter the External Relations suite through the main door on the left.  The conference room is the second door once you enter.

To RSVP:  Contact Catie Gardner '10 at or
507-222-5690.  RSVPs requested as space is limited.

Can't attend in person? Register for the webinar online here.

See past Carleton Connects sessions in our archives.


Sponsored by Cannon Valley Club. Contact: Emily Muirhead McAdam, Alumni Relations Office