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

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by
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…”

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Graham wanted a “multiracial” checkbox on the census.

Civil Rights leaders did not.

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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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