Obama Should Talk About Being Biracial

Obama should speak about being biracial during his second term, says David Kaufman.

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Mixed-race teens talk about identity


Mixed-race teens share their personal perspectives on how they view themselves—and how others view their mixed-race heritage. These essays were part of the cover story, “Outside the box,” about how mixed-race teens identify themselves on college applications in the Nov. 15, 2012 issue of The Mash.
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The Color of Colorblind: Exploring Mixed Race Identity

By Lindsay C. Harris “The Color of Colorblind: Addressing the History of Racial Classification and Mixed Racial Identity in the U.S.” Like 60 million other Americans, I cast my ballot to reelect our first…

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Despierta: Conversations on Race and Ethnicity

If you’re in Chicago and would like to practice the fine art of Race Talk, consider attending Despierta: Conversations on Race and Ethnicity on Friday, September 6th.  This is the first of several …

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Bicultural Mama: The Oddity of Skin Color Labels to Identify Race

 

Society gives skin color labels to people to identify race. When I was a child, I learned that Asians like me were “yellow.” I recall looking at my skin and thinking, “It’s not yellow. Looks kind of tan to me.”

Community Village‘s insight:

I was just thinking the other day that I need to write another post about how ridiculous these skin color labels are.

Here’s the new over simplification:
Africans are Ebony
Asians and Native Americans are Golden
Europeans are Pink

Three things combine to create our color:
Hemoglobin, which can only be seen through thin skin
Carotene, which can only be seen if there is not a lot of melanin
Melanin, which blocks the other two colors when there is enough of it

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Albert Murray, author who drew on the free-wheeling spirit of jazz, dies at 97

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Mr. Murray’s works underscored how black culture and the blues were braided into American life.

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Running from my White-ness

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“What I learned in my grade school days was so sugary sweet that I graduated with the belief that America was the savior of the world and that Slavery was a blight caused by a few bad people wiped clean by the heroic Abraham Lincoln.”

“When I got into college and began to take history and philosophy courses, I started to wake up. Some of the required books led me to read other books that opened my eyes to a deeper understanding of our history and the unfolding America. Beyond that was the enlightening accounts of human atrocities across the globe throughout history.”

“…the way to a more united and equal America is by less separation and more conversation…”

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Multiracial People Value Positive Identification More Than Others

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The number of people who identify as multiracial has increased by the millions in the last decade. Not only are those people often misidentified as white, black or Latino, but they also place more value on being correctly identified than people of a single race, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention on Friday…

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Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage

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I’ve always wanted to include Dr. Root’s wonderful Bill of Rights here on DailyMulti. It rang very true when I first saw it in the 90’s…and it still does now. 🙂 – Jay
Bill of Rights for People of…

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