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For The Big Mix multicultural festival. Submitted stories by blended people and families. To upload your own mixed/blended story, go to TheBigMix.org or cont...
Kansas City girl says she was bullied because her birth name carried too many negative racial stereotypes.
Singer's search to discover more about her origins was frustrated by official secrecy
My own brand of narrow vision at work here: I'm not a big coffee shop person; I go rarely and usually when I have a deadline that I have put off until I can't bear it anymore and I need a change of venue to focus.
As her new play Adult Supervision premieres at the Park Theatre, playwright Sarah Rutherford discusses multiculturalism in modern Britain
If biracial and multiracial celebrities have anything in common, it is that they are often asked to explain themselves. That may sound familiar to any person of mixed ancestry for whom questions like "What are you?
The furor caused by Berry's assertion that her daughter is black reminds us how confused Americans remain about race.
There are many fictional books that have multiracial characters that do not embrace the "tragic mulatto" type. Instead, the characters proudly embrace all things that are a part of them. We define who we are; it is not anyone's place to define or assign you an identity. So, if Halle Berry identifies as Black, so be it. There is nothing wrong with being Black and identifying with black cultures. Yes, I said "black cultures" because part of the problem is how media and scholars alike have "boxed in" what it means to be Black in America and around the world. One more thing, at the core of the problem is many people have not learned to embrace diverseness in what has been labeled Different, Other, Alterity.
Promo video for the upcoming multidisciplinary event, "HALF-BREED: A Night of Multiracial Indigenous Voices", premiering at Open Book at the Loft Literary Ce...
"I decided to post a small excerpt from my work-in-progress titled “Black People Don't Have Blue Eyes Do They?”In this excerpt I dive into my perspective on how to react to the infamous ques..."
Yaba Blay’s (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race (2014) is a beautiful, first-hand look at the true complexities surrounding the ways in which societies and peoples racialize one another and the w...
"I was exposed to this idea that I cannot stand in solidarity with communities of color, because “Asians inherently embodied whiteness.” This made me dislike my Asian-American identity, because I was not white, but not a person of color. Now I am able to realize how all this is all structural and institutionalized racism, a method used to dismember the Asian-American identity.
by Kimberly Bernita Ross My grandmother Bernice was born in New Orleans in 1918 to a Black mother and a White father at a time when interracial marriage was illegal. Her mother, Roseanna, a maid in...
I'm mixed race. So what?
It's US election night in 2008 and Natasha, a white ex-lawyer who has adopted two Ethiopian children, seizes on this as the ideal opportunity to throw a drinks party in her home for the "very small community" of other "mothers of children of...
Wilma Stordahl says calling her two biracial sons "black" captures only part of who they are.
http://wearethe15percent.com appears on the June 29th version of Melissa Harris-Perry's show in the "Foot Soldiers of the Week" segment.
Many young adults of mixed backgrounds are rejecting color lines that have defined Americans for generations.
It's been a good long while since someone has asked me outright, "What are you?" This dawned on me as I read the article below. At first I figured it's just because I'm not that ethnically ambigu...
The painful familiar. It is the concept that I discuss in the introduction of my book Conscious, a description of the racialized life and specifically, for me socially defined blackness. Acceptin...