For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic ‘Power’

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the duo behind the Comedy Central sketch comedy show Key & Peele. Each has a white mother and black father, and a lot of their comedy is about race: Perhaps because they’re biracial, they’re perfectly comfortable satirizing white people and African-Americans — as well as everybody else.

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My Girlfriend Has a Problem With My Biracial Son

(The Root) — “I’ve been dating a lady for a while, so I figured it was time for her to meet my son, who is biracial. She was very nice to him. However, on the way home, she said she was surprised that as a white guy I’d had a…

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Biracial Identity: Beyond Black and White

The man in the next seat had been eyeing her furtively for a while, so Asst. Prof. Kerry Ann Rockquemore (Sociology) figured it was only a matter of time before the question came.

“What are you?”

There was neither malice nor menace in her fellow airplane passenger’s voice, but Rockquemore – recalling the event in a recent interview – knew what he was asking: He wanted to know her racial and ethnic background.

The daughter of a black father and white mother, Rockquemore was no stranger to questions and misperceptions about her appearance. That very day, one person had spoken Spanish to her, apparently thinking she was Latina, and a casual remark by the attendant at her flight check-in indicated that he took her for Italian.

“What are you?”

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Obama Should Talk About Being Biracial

Obama should speak about being biracial during his second term, says David Kaufman.

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How my white mother shaped me into a black man — MSNBC

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Inspired by Sunday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” discussion about black kids being raised by parents who aren’t black, a Philadelphia radio host writes about how his white mother raised him with a strong cultural awareness.

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Raceless Like Me | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson

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One day last fall, Paula M. Maouyo ’14 sat in front of her laptop in Matthews trying to think of a topic for her Expos paper about racial identity.

When Maouyo was a child, she identified as biracial. Her father is black, originally from Chad and her mother is white and American. But by the time she was nine, she began to move away from a biracial identity.

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Certainly you’ve heard of this, right?  The barrage of hateful comments left under the commercial featuring a mixed race family on Cheerios’ YouTube channel.  Comments so offensive that General Mil…

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I’m Biracial, and That Cheerios Ad Is a Big Fucking Deal. Trust Me. | Meagan Hatcher-Mays

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By now you know some racist dicks have whipped themselves up in a frenzy of racist dickery over the portrayal of an interracial family in a Cheerios ad.

Community Village‘s insight:

good (and funny) writing here

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Bi-racial children – how well do they adjust?

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How well do interracial children cope with mixed identities. Here, the Brooklyn Savvy Panel (television show) discusses whether there is such a thing as post-racial and how well bi-racial children adjust today. You can like them on Facebook too.

Biracial in America – Biracial Not Black Damn It -pt2 trailer

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Discussions on being proud of being half black and equally half, should Soledad be the face to represent Black in America, just a few of the topics covered with director Carolyn Battle Cochrane.
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