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Marriage Rights

2022-12-08T17:19:07+00:00December 8th, 2022|

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave final approval Thursday to legislation protecting same-sex marriages, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition of such unions that reflects a stunning turnaround in societal attitudes. President Joe Biden is expected to promptly sign the measure, which requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages, a relief for hundreds of thousands of couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized those marriages nationwide. The bipartisan legislation, which passed 258-169, would also protect interracial unions by requiring states to [...]

The Bill Protecting Marriage Equality

2022-12-02T16:58:31+00:00December 2nd, 2022|

From VOX Does all of this apply to interracial marriage as well? The legislation states that the same protections it provides for same-sex marriage apply to interracial marriage as well. The right to interracial marriage was established by the Loving v. Virginia case in 1967, which overrode state-level bans on interracial marriage, and is another precedent that some civil rights advocates worry could be threatened by the Supreme Court following the Dobbs decision. Were this precedent rolled back, the Respect for Marriage Act would require states and the federal government to recognize interracial marriages, and give [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-12-02T13:41:28+00:00December 2nd, 2022|

  Christian Kirk, a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is a multiracial athlete from Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born November 18, 1996, and his father is Black, and his mother is White.  Kirk also played college football at Texas A&M but was drafted to the NFL before completing his senior year. Christian Kirk played football at his high school, Saguaro High School and was drafted into the NFL in 2018. Here he was selected in the second round to play for the Arizona Cardinals. Earlier this year in March, [...]

Please Help

2022-11-29T14:42:17+00:00November 29th, 2022|

GIVING TUESDAY   Today is Giving Tuesday. It is the day people decide which non-profit to donate to. We hope you will decide to donate to Project RACE. We are an all-volunteer member organization. This is our only fundraiser through the year and ends on December 31st. Please consider donating today. Thank you! Go to this link:   Donate Project RACE never requires a membership fee. We are a non-profit,501(c)(3) all volunteer organization supported by individual donations, contributions and grants. Donations are deductible, as provided by law. If you believe [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-11-25T14:43:41+00:00November 25th, 2022|

Hello and Welcome to this week's Famous Friday. This week we will be highlighting Rachel Hutsell who is a dancer for the New York City Ballet. She was born to her black mom and white dad of which were both doctors. She was raised in Houston, Texas and was the oldest of her three sisters. Their mother homeschooled them and brought them to dance classes and competitions throughout there early years. The girls would later end up training with dance masters such as ballerina Lorena Feijoo. She started her dance [...]

Race and Pain

2022-11-23T20:23:17+00:00November 23rd, 2022|

How Racial and Ethnic Disparities Affect Pain November 22, 2022 By Madora Pennington, Pain News Network (PNN) Columnist Much of the race-related research on chronic pain in the United States only compares Black and White Americans, leaving out many other ethnic groups and demographics. In an attempt to broaden our understanding of who experiences pain and why, researchers culled through eight years of public surveys conducted by the CDC and the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2018. These National Health Interview Surveys gathered information from White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2022-11-18T04:19:02+00:00November 18th, 2022|

  My name is Allan Rempel and today I am highlighting Sergiño Dest who is on the U.S. National team for the World Cup! Sergiño Dest is a defender for the US national team. His mom is Dutch and his dad is Surinames American. Sergiño Dest started his professional career at ajax, he made his debut for the first team against PSV Eindhoven where the won 2-0 to win the Johan Cruyff Shield. Dest debuted in the Eredivisie in the 54th minute against FC Emmen. Dest debuted in his first [...]

Interracial Marriage Legislation

2022-11-17T05:00:35+00:00November 17th, 2022|

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major Senate hurdle Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the legislation, meaning a final vote could come as soon as this week, or later this month. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill ensuring the unions are legally recognized under the law is chance for the Senate to “live up to its highest [...]

Comments about a Multiracial Classification

2022-11-12T15:03:48+00:00November 12th, 2022|

On October 27th, Project RACE Members were asked to give our thoughts on a Multiracial classification to the Office of Management and Budget Working Group. Our Project RACE Teens President, Maddy Rempel, and her brother, our Project RACE Kids President, AJ Rempel, were exceptional in their presentation, which is below. Thank you to everyone for your support at this critical time. A category labeled as Multiracial would be a step in the right direction. However, this is still not very specific. Therefore, Under the Multiracial option you could have a [...]

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