One drop or two: Mixed-race identity and politics in America with Sharon H. Chang

When Seattle-based researcher and writer Sharon H. Chang wrote an essay that detailed why she tells her mixed-race son that he’s Asian and not white, many readers were surprised — some were downright offended — that she would deny him his “whiteness.”


Multiracial Asian Families: “Hafu” an AMAZING Start But We Need to Go Deeper

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About a week ago I had the chance to do something I’ve been wanting to do (and bugging the filmmakers about for a long time) — finally go to a local screening of the documentary Hafu, meaning “half,” which represents 5 stories of mixed heritage Japanese folks navigating their multi/identities in Japan today.

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Japanese, German, English – Julie

“Hi everyone! My name is Julie Taeko Gramlich, and I have always associated more with my Asian side.
I love the fact that I can break the barrier of race purely with my appearance. I have no idea how many times I have been asked the question “What are you?” or the more politically correct “What is your ethnicity?” I love it. I thrive on it. I almost beg to be asked.”

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mixed-race childhood in the midwest

“When you’re a mixed-race person in a monoracial world, you learn that it’s hard, if not impossible, to fit in as you are, so you learn to take on the identities around you. You also learn that the lines of race and culture aren’t solid. They blur.”

Community Village‘s insight:
Crystal Chan contacted me through my blog and let me know about this article.
She is also the author of the 5 Star rated book “Bird” which you can preview on her site.
-Glenn Robinson

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Being Called An ‘Exotic Beauty’ Is Not A Compliment

My mixed identity has forced me to navigate the world in a different way and “learn” to do a lot of things that other people don’t have to learn….

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