We Are the 15 Percent are MHP’s “Foot Soldiers of the Week”

http://wearethe15percent.com appears on the June 29th version of Melissa Harris-Perry’s show in the “Foot Soldiers of the Week” segment.

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Multiracial Families: Counted But Still Misunderstood | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture

By Guest Contributor Jen Chau, cross-posted from The Time Is Always Right … In the past couple of years, I have noticed a certain complacency that I

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‘Snakes and Ladders’ is Sarah Lee’s second play and is a comic drama about three ‘Mixed -Race’ sisters. One sister is very light skinned and has ‘good hair’, meaning straight European type hair and is on the surface, the favoured child, the one propelled forward. The second sister has skin that is ‘mid- toned’ being neither White nor Black, and wavy hair, and finally the third sister, looks wholly Afro- Caribbean. In the play the sisters use these loaded terms, such as ‘good hair’ themselves, and through their dialogues we see racism within family dynamics. However at the same time, ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is not only about racism or shade-ism but also about the construction of individual identity in the normal complexity that is family life.

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‘Mixed Kids Are Always So Beautiful’

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I don’t want my daughters to believe that it is their white half that makes them attractive, or that they owe anyone an answer to the question “What are you, exactly?”

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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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Wise Words from Daughter about Adopted Korean Brother

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“Having a child who doesn’t look like you can often raise questions. Most adults, however, are sometimes hesitant to ask too many questions so as not to be considered rude or insensitive. Children, on the other hand, do not have this filter in most cases.”

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