English: This article draws on the insights of research on nine Indian-White biracial young
adults to consider how they interpret their social reality. Life-history research was
used to discover the complexities that make up the participants’ everyday lives and
to understand what they believe about themselves. The key findings reveal that
the participants’ struggles with identity indicate the complexity of identity, but
those struggles are not always related to race. Their descriptions of their identity
formation reveal an ongoing dialectical process that involved the making of choices
amongst various social identities as they moved from one circumstance to another.