“Generation Mix:” Is All This Talk of “Multiracialism” An Advance?

Artist, activist and creator of the multimedia comic book Hafrocentric Juliana “Jules” Smith and Dr. Rainier Spencer, author of Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix discuss their various critiques of popular approaches to “multiracial” identity.

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Mixed Kids Roundtable: The Politics of Multiracialism and Identity [AUDIO]

We were joined in this edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! by a roundtable of panelists for a discussion of the politics of multiracialism and identity. We talked about the film Dear White People and more generally about the history of multiracial identities and the politics of popular culture representation of those identities, and bunch more!

Several of our music selections came from THIS LIST by J-Zone.

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HT Steven Riley @mixed_race

Mixed Race Studies with Steven Riley

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Steven Riley is the creator of MixedRaceStudies.org which is a non-commercial website that provides a gateway to contemporary interdisciplinary English language scholarship about the relevant issues surrounding the topic of multiracialism.

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The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

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“In this genealogy, Greg Carter re-envisions racial mixture as a vehicle for pride and a way for citizens to examine mixed America as a better America.”

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“Founding Mothers:” White Mothers of Biracial Children in the Multiracial Movement (1979-2000)

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Alicia Doo Castagno
Class of 2012

“It was not until I attended the DePaul roundtable, however, that I began to question some of the movement’s more unusual historical characteristics…”

“[Susan Graham’s] politics remained grounded in a perspective of white privilege. The political alliances she made and her unwillingness to sympathize with monoracial civil rights groups’ concerns lost her the support both of monoracial people of color and multiracial activists…”


Graham wanted a “multiracial” checkbox on the census.

Civil Rights leaders did not.

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Mixing it up: Multiracialism redefines … identity

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

The article title is following the myth of hypodescent. The title should have been:
“Multiracialism redefines both European American & Asian American identity” or “Multiracialism defines Hapa identity”
Via www.sfgate.com

Multiracial Identity [Film]

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

“Explores the social, political and religious impact of the multiracial movement.   Multiracial people are the fastest growing demographic in America, yet there is no official political recognition for mixed-race people. MULTIRACIAL IDENTITY explores the social, political, and religious impact of the multiracial movement and the lived experience of being multiracial.   Different racial and cultural groups see multiracialism differently. For some Whites multiracialism represents the pollution of the White race. For some Blacks it represents an attempt to escape Blackness. And for some Asians, Latinos, and Arabs, multiracialism can be seen as ill equipped to perpetuate cultural traditions and therefore represents the dilution of the culture.   Also features commentary from noted scholars, Rainier Spencer, Naomi Zack, Aliya Saperstein, Aaron Gullickson, Susan J. Hayflick and Pastor Randall Sanford.”
Via www.mixedracestudies.org