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Race and medicine

2020-09-05T01:44:25+00:00August 25th, 2020|

Is there a role for race, ethnicity and ancestry in science, and if so, what is it? Popejoy: That’s one of the most common questions I get asked in my field. If race and ethnicity are social or cultural constructs, why include them in our research at all, when genetic ancestry seems so much more scientific? And the answer is that unfortunately, in a society plagued by systemic and institutionalized racism, sociocultural identity has a very real impact on health, as not everyone has equal access to nutrition, education and health [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-09-05T01:45:08+00:00August 21st, 2020|

Famous Friday – Kamala Harris Despite the fact that Project RACE has featured Senator Kamala Harris several times, we can devote this week’s Famous Friday to no one else. Huge congratulations to Senator Harris, who made history at the Democratic National Convention this week as she accepted the nomination for Vice Presidential of the United States. She is the first woman of color, first Black woman, first Asian-American woman, and the first multiracial woman on a major party ticket! In this time of tremendous racial and political division it will [...]

Project RACE Congratulates Kamala Harris!

2020-09-08T22:56:49+00:00August 21st, 2020|

Famous Friday – Kamala Harris Despite the fact that Project RACE has featured Senator Kamala Harris several times, we can devote this week’s Famous Friday to no one else. Huge congratulations to Senator Harris, who made history at the Democratic National Convention this week as she accepted the nomination for Vice Presidential of the United States. She is the first woman of color, first Black woman, first Asian-American woman, and the first multiracial woman on a major party ticket! In this time of tremendous racial and political division it will [...]

Is Kamala Harris Biracial?

2020-09-05T01:53:04+00:00August 20th, 2020|

Kamala Harris is Asian and Black. That shouldn't be confusing in 2020 — but it is to some. Questions about what constitutes Blackness aren’t new. Black people's ability to answer those questions for themselves is. President Barack Obama with California Attorney General Kamala Harris, in 2012. Paul Chinn / San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images file Aug. 12, 2020, 11:55 AM PDT By Nadra Nittle, cultural critic During her 2020 presidential campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., found herself at the center of a controversy about which Americans can claim to be [...]

New Report from PEW RESEARCH

2020-09-05T02:02:15+00:00August 19th, 2020|

Key findings about multiracial identity in the U.S. as Harris becomes vice presidential nominee BY JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ AND ABBY BUDIMAN Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on June 25. (Alexander Drago/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate in this year’s presidential election has sparked a conversation about multiracial identity in the United States. Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, is among a relatively small but growing group of Americans with a multiracial background. See [...]

Should Your Multiracial Children go back to School?

2020-09-05T02:03:32+00:00August 16th, 2020|

Should Your Multiracial Children go back to School? The emotions are running high with Covid-19. We see data published every day warning us about children broken down by ages, areas, sexes, ethnicities, and races. If you are White or Black, you have probably seen video interviews with medical professionals on how statistics affect your children’s chances of getting Covil-19. Doctors, nurses, and medical professionals have joined others across the country to warn us our children may get sick based on certain criteria. They can tell us down to a simple [...]

Identity is Complicated

2020-09-05T02:10:49+00:00August 15th, 2020|

The Kamala Harris identity debate shows how America still struggles to talk about multiracial people Identity is complicated, and she shouldn’t have to choose just one. This week, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced that Sen. Kamala Harris would be his running mate. News outlets heralded the historic nature of her vice presidential nomination, highlighting that she was the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to achieve this milestone. For some people, that last part was news: Wait, Harris is Asian American? It prompted much discussion on [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-09-05T02:11:51+00:00August 14th, 2020|

Eric Andre This week’s focus is on actor and comedian Eric Andre. Andre was born on April 4, 1983 in Boca Raton, Florida. His mother is American Ashkenazi Jewish, while his father is of Afro-Haitian decent. Andre embraces his ethnic background and identifies as both Jewish and African-American. Before becoming a well-known actor and comedian, Andre played bass while attending college at the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After graduating in 2005, Andre soon followed his passion of becoming [...]

Thank you to the Washington Post

2020-09-05T02:18:18+00:00August 13th, 2020|

Thank you to the Washington Post for publishing a story on Kamala Harris that used the correct terminology of "multiracial." Will Kamala Harris’s multiracial background help or hurt in attracting voters? Both, new research suggests. It depends on who’s looking. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) speaks during a campaign event Aug. 12 in Wilmington, Del. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) By Danielle Casarez Lemi Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he had selected Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Because Harris is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, [...]

Why people are split on using ‘Latinx’

2020-09-08T22:56:49+00:00August 12th, 2020|

Why people are split on using ‘Latinx’ A protester holds a sign that reads, “LATiNXS FOR BLACK LiVES MATTER” in New York on June 2. (CNN)Depending on which corners of the internet you inhabit, you might have come across the term "Latinx." "Latinx" has emerged as an inclusive term to refer to people of Latin American descent, encompassing those who don't identify as male or female or who don't want to be identified by their gender. It's been used by journalists, politicians, corporations, colleges and universities. In 2018, it even made it to the dictionary. [...]

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