Ep. 23 – Susan Graham of Project RACE

On Episode 23 of The Multiracial Family Man Podcast, host Alex Barnett (the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman who converted to Judaism and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son) is joined by guest, Susan Graham, the founder of Project RACE (http://www.projectrace.com/).
Listen as Susan talks about her youth in Detroit, her interracial marriage, and raising biracial, Jewish children.  Susan then discusses how her experience of being forced to “check a box” on census forms led her to create Project RACE, which advocates for multiracial families and is leading the charge for identifying marrow donors for those who are multiracial.
For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Susan Graham Discusses Project Race by Mixed Race Radio

“Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally) members are the national advocates for multiracial children, teens, adults, and our families. Project RACE was started in 1990, so we are in our 22nd year! Susan Graham, the mother of two multiracial children and Chris Ashe, the mother of a multiracial child began Project RACE because of their own frustration with their own children being forced to pick only one race on forms in America. That meant, very simply, that a child had to choose to be her mother’s race or her father’s race. Susan and Chris planned to start a grassroots movement to pass State legislation, mandate the US Census Bureau and federal agencies to add the term “multiracial” to forms, or in some way accommodate the needs of multiracial people. Project RACE was an overnight sensation as people from all across the country joined. People from other countries also heard or read about us and joined—primarily military families—all over the world.”

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As Racist as We Wish to Be: Project RACE, “The Talk”, Obama and the Fear of Blackness

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

by Steven F. Riley

 

Three years later and not a day wiser…

 

…in a still pre-post-racial America…

 

Accepting and embracing a mixed-race identity hardly reveals racial progress. As it is currently constructed, mixed-race identity does not dismantle racial hierarchies. Rather, it reiterates white supremacy by attempting to etch a space for itself somewhere under whiteness–which it knows it can never access–and definitely above blackness.

 

 

Thus in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin tragedy when multitudes of commentators of all racialized identities proclaim “We are Trayvon,” Graham and Project RACE, proclaim “We are not black.”


Via www.mixedracestudies.org

Reminder: Teen Project RACE is running for the Pepsi Grant – Daily Multiracial

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

” Be sure to check out the great video created by Teen Project RACE below and please vote for them in the Pepsi Refresh Project! Winners receive a grant to better support their project, so please help Teen Project RACE push forward with their message. 🙂 “
Via dailymultiracial.com