How Rachel Dolezal Just Made Things Harder for Those of Us Who Don’t “Look Black”

Because I appear white to most people, I already get asked the dumbest questions you can imagine about race. Now it’s only going to get worse.

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Is It Better To Be Mixed Race? [VIDEO]

Aarathi Prasad sets out to challenge the science of racial purity and examines provocative claims that there are in fact biological advantages to being mixed race.

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And So the Search Begins: What’s the Trouble? Part 2

By Michel Beller

(Above:   My beautiful parents on their wedding day, 1958: another black-white marriage, 150 years later, when it was still illegal to “miscegenate” in 16 states)

 

I chose, as the title for this book, The Trouble with Virginia, because it fits so perfectly. Virginia is my great-great grandmother’s name.  She was born in Virginia. Of a white father and a black mother living openly as husband and wife in the South, in 1830. Plenty of trouble there–need I say more? Imagine navigating a world, a society, a culture such as what mixed-race Virginia (and others like her) must have encountered.

 

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Raising Biracial Children to Be Well Adjusted

By: Nadra Kareem Nittle,
Race Relations Expert

Mixed-race children face unique challenges, but raising biracial children who are happy and healthy is possible if parents teach them to embrace all facets of their racial makeup, settle in diverse communities and choose schools that celebrate multiculturalism, among other measures.

 

  • Reject Myths About Mixed-Race Kids
  • Celebrate Your Child’s Multiethnic Heritage
  • Choose a School That Celebrates Cultural Diversity
  • Live in a Multicultural Neighborhood
 
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The term “Hapa”


“Hapa”
is a Hawaiian term meaning mixed race. It comes from Hawaiian Pidgin English, derived from the English word “half”.

There are at least three meanings in common use:

 

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Welcome to Asian American History Month 2015

The month of May in the US is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2015. I will try to have at least ten posts that have to do with Asia, the Pacific or their diasporas, especially in the US.

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Was Cleopatra black?

Was Cleopatra black? Spike Lee thinks so. Even Shakespeare, no Afrocentrist he, called her “tawny” (yellowish-brown). Hollywood, though, makes her white (pictured).


But what do the facts say?


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Does It Matter That Purvi Patel’s Baby Was Mixed-Race?

by Sharon H. Chang

In February/March of this year Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old Indian-American woman, became the first woman in the U.S. to be charged, convicted and sentenced for feticide and child neglect over the loss of her late-term fetus.

It started with barely a hunch. I read, “resulted from…relationship with a married co-worker,” “didn’t want her conservative Hindu parents to know,” “shouldn’t have sex outside of marriage,” and a light bulb was dimly lit in my mind. I reflected on those words and in them I saw boundaries, boundary-crossing: (cis)female/male, married/unmarried, Hindu/non-Hindu, proper/improper, faith/fear, expectation/defiance. The light bulb grew brighter; an unformed contemplation sat vaguely in the corner. Then other details emerged: immigrant/American, authority/subordinate, empowered/disempowered, justice/injustice. The light bulb grew even brighter, illuminating an idea that stood up and stepped forward out of shadow.

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Powerful article. Thank you for sharing Sharon!

Interview with Celeste De Luna, Xicana artist – Xica Nation

Hello and welcome to Xica Nation.  Could you tell us your name, age, nation and how you identify?

Celeste De Luna, 40,  Xicana, I identify myself as an indigenous person of the North American continent, one in the process of trying to decolonize my mind and spirit and that of my family.  The loss is so great that it feels insurmountable sometimes, but I look to my communities for help.

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“Mixed Race, Transconnectivity, and the Global Imagination” -Rebecca King O’Riain

 

Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference 2014
Nov 13-15, 2014
DePaul University, Chicago, IL

“Global Mixed Race”

Keynote Speaker:
Rebecca King O’Riain
“Mixed Race, Transconnectivity, and the Global Imagination”

http://criticalmixedracestudies.org

 

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