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Website Removes Skin Tone Option

2020-06-24T09:22:55+00:00June 24th, 2020|

An Asian dating website has removed an option that asked users to specify their skin tone By Melissa Mahtani, CNN Updated 8:27 AM ET, Wed June 24, 2020 An online petition convinced Shaadi.com to remove a skin tone search filter from their dating site. (CNN)Popular Asian matchmaking website Shaadi.com has removed its skin tone filter following an online backlash. The backlash was brought about by three women who have never met but whose combined outrage and action led to the change. It all started with Shaadi user Meghan Nagpal, based in Toronto. She had [...]

Another Open Letter

2020-06-23T06:14:35+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

TO THE NEW YORK TIMES: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE ETHICIST I wish I could thank Kwame Anthony Appiah for setting the multiracial movement back over fifty years, but I can’t. He is “the ethicist” for the NY Times and wrote a column this week titled “How Should I think about Race when Considering a Sperm Donor?” Basically, it is about a White, Jewish woman who is considering sperm donation and cannot decide if it matters that the father could be a donor of color. First, Appiah manages to turn [...]

An Open Letter to Marcus Mabry of CNN

2020-06-21T10:10:05+00:00June 21st, 2020|

“A Father’s Day message to all dads” was published by CNN today because Mabry works for CNN and therefore knows people. It’s usually not that easy to get an opinion piece published nationally, but I have a lot to say to Marcus Mabry, so I’m glad that it is in print. His opinion piece is about the fact that he is the father of ten-year-old “mixed” twins. He is a Black gay man and his partner is White, but that’s not really what this is about. It’s more about language [...]

Happy Juneteenth!

2020-06-18T20:08:01+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Happy Juneteenth! Every year on June 19th many in our country celebrate a significant day of liberation in African American History. 155 years ago, today, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas bringing news of the end of the Civil War. General Granger Proclaimed “All slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves”, and while this statement only partially rang true, and we continue to fight for racial equity today, [...]

Stuck on Band-Aids

2020-06-18T06:23:49+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Band-Aid will make black and brown flesh-toned bandages By Chauncey Alcorn CNN Business Band-Aid is creating a range of bandages that "embrace the beauty of diverse skin," including hues that better match the skin tones of black and brown customers. By Chauncey Alcorn CNN Business Band-Aid is creating a range of bandages that "embrace the beauty of diverse skin," including hues that better match the skin tones of black and brown customers. The Johnson & Johnson-owned bandage brand made the announcement in an Instagram post on Wednesday. Band-Aid's traditional soft-pink bandages have [...]

Thank you to the Census Bureau

2020-06-17T06:21:11+00:00June 17th, 2020|

This year the Census Bureau sent out a press release promoting Multiracial Heritage Week!   Multiracial Heritage Week: June 7-14, 2020 JUNE 07, 2020 RELEASE NUMBER CB19-SFS.74 Presidential Proclamation 1997 Project RACE started Multiracial Heritage Week in 2014. “Multiracial Heritage Week (MHW) is a celebration for all people. It highlights our similarities, not our differences. It’s an opportunity for the multiracial community to get recognition from government officials at the state and local levels through the issuing of proclamations. It’s also a good reason for celebrations in all 50 states.” What is [...]

Bonus MHW Family!

2020-06-16T06:42:30+00:00June 16th, 2020|

The Malaga Family Being biracial in America demands a choice of what we choose to remember and what we are forced to leave behind. Through these choices, biracial people craft unique identities, conglomerations of families, cultures, and heritages, collections of places, stories, and recipes. Others may try to demote you, or categorize you into one group. So indeed, just like swimming against an ocean tide, remembering requires effort. To hold your place, you must work for it; talk to your relatives, listen to their stories, and empathize with their struggles. [...]

Bonus Multiracial Heritage Week Family!

2020-06-15T06:43:15+00:00June 15th, 2020|

Cherry Vasquez and Family As a multiracial family - Roy, Kelly and I just live our lives. Though we realize we’re a multiracial family, it’s never pointed out. We’ve never really had to deal with issues until it was time for Kelly to begin elementary school. As parents, we dreaded each year having to fill out the ‘first day of school’ forms. In these instances, we almost always selected Roy’s race on paper which is White because it’s noted on his birth certificate (something I'll never understand except for his [...]

Multiracial Heritage Week a Great Success!

2020-06-14T07:26:41+00:00June 14th, 2020|

Susan Graham I hope you enjoyed our showcasing some of our Project RACE Leadership families during Multiracial Heritage Week. I am being told by our Project RACE teens that it’s my turn! I was born in Detroit and went through all of my schooling in Michigan. I pursued careers in public relations, writing, industrial real estate, telecommunications, and finance. I married a black husband in 1981 and we had two multiracial children. I now have two grandchildren whom I spoil and adore. I divorced and re-married in 2005 to my [...]

Multiracial Heritage Week Family

2020-06-13T05:46:11+00:00June 13th, 2020|

Beth McNally Our family had the great fortune to become interracial when my daughter married her now former spouse several years ago.  I was ecstatic to become the grandmother (and Nana) to Campbell in 2012 and am lucky enough to live in the same town as he and his parents.  Campbell was the first (and remains the only) grandchild in our family and is, quite simply, adored.  When my daughter was pregnant and I began the grandmother-to-be buying spree, I got my first inkling that my worldview was going to [...]

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