Interview on Sharon H. Chang’s Raising Mixed Race

By Grace Hwang Lynch


I’ve been reading a new book by Sharon H. Chang called Raising Mixed Race. You might remember Sharon, a Seattle-based writer and scholar, from her guest post A Multiracial Asian Mom Wonders How Her Son Will See Himself (Routledge 2015). With chapter titles that are analogies to home construction (Foundation, Framing, Wiring, etc.), the book aims to get to the historical ideas behind the way we talk about race, including the concept of mixed race identity. I was especially interested because the research focuses specifically on Asian multiracials. Recently, I had a chance to interview Sharon about her work. Read on…

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2 thoughts on “Interview on Sharon H. Chang’s Raising Mixed Race

  1. R.H. (Rusty) Foerger December 8, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Thanks for this interesting post. As the father of mixed race children, I find they have tended to self identify with the race with which they are discriminated against. It has a been a curious journey of identity discovery – since I have wanted the discussion of identity to be broader than race. Further, since their look is ambiguous, they have effortlessly been identified with virtually every race from Aboriginal to South Asian to African.


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