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 husband of 15 years, a poet and retired educator. We live in California’s Central Valley.
My son Ryan and I started Project RACE in 1990. I am still the CEO and Ryan is on our Board of Directors. He has testified twice before congressional committees at their request and I have testified three times. We have worked for over 30 years to help gain equality for the multiracial population. We have made a lot of progress with the Census Bureau, government agencies, schools, and medical facilities.
In May, 2019, my memoir, Born Biracial: How One Mother Took on Race in America was published. I am working on a novel about families and a murder.
We have had such an amazing response to highlighting our families for Multiracial Heritage Week on our blog and Facebook that we are inviting you to join us. If you are a Project RACE member (membership is free), just send us a description of your family, a picture, and a note that we have the right to publish both. We reserve the right to edit or reject any submissions. Email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “MHW” in the subject line.
We still have a long way to go and we appreciate all our members. Happy Multiracial Heritage Week!