Update on Bath and Body Works We wrote recently about L Brands, owners of Bath and Body Works and Victoria’s Secret and their refusal to include Multiracial people in its diversity plans. One of the reasons they gave was that it was just “too late” to include Multiracial Heritage Week, even though they had well over a week to include it. Interestingly, they did devote an entire emailing about celebrating Juneteenth Day with two days’ notice. They think we don’t know these things?
Project RACE is looking for that special person to head up Project RACE Grandparents Division. Mostly, it requires someone who has the passion for making the world better for our grandchildren. The perfect candidate will have the following qualifications: Computer savvy. No, you don’t have to know how to code, but you should be able to send photos. Be a good writer. You will be preparing posts for our blog and website. Be a good interviewer. Be opinionated. Just as long as those opinions are Project RACE’s core beliefs! Have [...]
This is an important article from CNN, titled “Why Rita Moreno's comment about 'In the Heights' was terribly wrong” by Natasha S. Alford. Moreno said that the cast was not Black enough. They were mostly light-skinned Hispanics. That would make them mostly Multiracial and I, for one, am offended by the remark. You can read the story here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/17/opinions/rita-moreno-in-the-heights-colorism-alford/ Susan Graham for Project RACE
Imagine my surprise when I was reading the morning news and came across an article about Victoria’s Secret planning to become more relevant to its buyers. Victoria’s Secret is owned by L Brands, which also owns Bath and Body Works. I’ve been trying for months to get L Brands to update its racial and ethnic categories to include Multiracial. After numerous emails, a failed Zoom meeting, and finally their admitting they were not going to promote Multiracial Heritage Week as they did Asian American Month and Pride Month. All the [...]
LOVING DAY, 2021 Please help celebrate today Saturday, June 12th. It commemorates the 54th Anniversary of the Supreme Court legalizing interracial marriages. You can find more information at the website: www.lovingday.org
CBS SUNDAY MORNING We are very pleased to announce that CBS Sunday Morning is airing a segment on Multiracial people this Sunday, June 13 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM EST. One of our Teen Project RACE Leaders, Lexi Brock, will be featured! Please tune in.
Kyle Higashioka Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s article is about Major League Baseball’s catcher Kyle Higashioka. Kyle Harris Higashioka was born on April 20th, 1990, in Huntington Beach California. Higashioka is of both Japanese and Caucasian descent. Growing up in the ’90s as a California kid, Higashioka notes himself as an avid surfer as well as a guitar player. Attending Edison High School in Huntington Beach, Higashioka quickly grew to fame as an elite baseball player. With his exceptional athletic ability alongside solid grades, Higashioka committed to the University [...]
WE DID IT! Just as we were about to cancel MULTIRACIAL HERITAGE WEEK, we got word that the Multiracial community received a special CONGRESSIONAL CERTIFICATE. It makes MULTIRACIAL HERITAGE WEEK official and gives us congressional recognition. Project RACE makes a difference to interracial families and Multiracial people every day. We have been working on this for months, and it finally paid off. We no longer must go to individual state governors. We would like to thank Rep. Jim Costa (D) California for his help and representation. The Congressional Certificate is [...]
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Welcome a Baby Girl The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the arrival of their second child, Lilibet "Lili" Diana. BY BIANCA BETANCOURT JUN 6 2021, 12:00 PM EDT CHRIS JACKSONGETTY IMAGES The Sussexes are officially a family of four! Duchess Meghan gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, June 4, marking her second child with husband Prince Harry. Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement confirming the baby news early Sunday morning. "It is with great joy that Prince Harry [...]
Baby Mylz is only 1 ½ years old, and earlier this year he became ill and was eventually diagnosed with High Risk B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Gene Mutation. His doctors say that the cancer is chemo resistant and that he will need Cart-T therapy and a bone marrow transplant in order to survive. Mylz loves sharks and dogs and watching dog videos. He never misses an opportunity to stop, smile and say hello! He loves blowing bubbles and playing hot potato with his sister Hope whom he adores. Since [...]