Happy Friday and the beginning of a new month! Today we highlight performer, well-rounded artist, record producer and actor, Lenny Kravitz. He was born May 26, 1964, in New York City to a father of Russian Jewish descent and a mother of Afro-Bahamian and African American descent. Surrounded by music from such a young age, from going to Church to his father being a free-lance jazz promoter to his parents overall love for different music genres including Classical, R&B and Blues to name a few, it was inevitable that [...]
On August 30, 2022, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced additional information about their formal review process for OMB’s statistical standards for collecting race and ethnicity data. Refer to OMB Launches New Public Listening Sessions on Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards Revision for detailed information. Per OMB's announcement, there are two ways for the public to share their perspectives and input with the Interagency Technical Working Group: The Working Group, through OMB, will solicit public input on its recommended proposal for revisions to Directive No. 15 through a Federal [...]
Hello and welcome to this week’s Famous Friday! This week we will be highlighting Taika David Cohen who is professionally known as Taika Waititi. He is a New Zealand actor-comedian and filmmaker who has received many awards such as a Grammy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and an Academy Award for his many works. Two of his works, Hunt for the Wilder People and Boy have each been top films, and Time Magazine named him among the top 100 influential people in the world in 2022. Cohen was born on August 16th, 1975 [...]
Pew Research came out with a study on what it means to be Asian in America. This is what it states about multiracial people who are part Asian: Participants with multiethnic or multiracial backgrounds described their own unique experiences with their identity. Rather than choosing one racial or ethnic group over the other, some participants described identifying with both groups, since this more accurately describes how they see themselves.
Siobhan Haughey was born on October 31, 1997 in Hong Kong China. She was born to an Irish father, Darach, and a Chinese mother, Canjo. Siobhan went to the University of Michigan in 2019, majoring in psychology. In 2016 Siobhan helped to lead the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team to a title for the first time since 2004, and was also named Swimmer of the Championship at the Big Ten Conference. In 2016 Siobhan qualified for the 200 meter freestyle and the 200 meter individual medley for the [...]
Multiracial Identity Invalidation in the Workplace (TC IRB Protocol # 22-346) The purpose of this study is to better understand how multiracial people experience their racial identities in the workplace. In particular, the study will explore what it is like to have one’s multiracial identity challenged, misrepresented, or denied by other people in the workplace; how multiracial people respond to these instances of identity invalidation; and how these experiences may affect coworker relationships, job satisfaction, and other work outcomes. Participation in the study involves two steps: 1) A brief online [...]
Multiracial residents driving Utah's population growth Data: U.S. Census Bureau via University of Utah; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals Utahns who identify as two or more races accounted for nearly 40% of the state's population growth over the past decade, according to a research brief of 2020 Census data released this week by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. By the numbers: As of 2020, multiracial Utahns account for 8.5% of the state population. In 2010, only 2.7% of Utahns identified as multiracial. Its multiracial population growth ranked 13th fastest in the U.S. [...]
Happy Friday everyone! This week’s Famous Friday will be about Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez. He was born on January 29th, 1942 and is of Afro-Cuban descent. He is the first person of African descent, first Latin American, first Cuban citizen and first person from a country in the Western Hemisphere other than the US to go to space! Tamayo Méndez was born in the Baracoa, Guantánamo province, of Cuba and unfortunately orphaned during infancy. However, he was cared for by his grandmother, Mariana, his aunt, Esperanza Méndez, and uncle, Rafael [...]