The Supreme Court issued a landmark victory for tribal sovereignty by rejecting all the constitutional challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in Brackeen v. Haaland, requiring state courts to make active efforts to protect Native children and keep Native families together. Congress passed ICWA in 1978 to address the nationwide crisis of state child welfare agencies tearing Native children from their families and placing them in non-Native homes, in an attempt to force Native children to assimilate and adopt white cultural norms. So much for interracial families!
Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie, an actor, filmmaker and a humanitarian, was born June 4 1975. Angelina Jolie has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential people in the entertainment industry of America. Jolie is also a mother of an interracial family! She has three adopted children from all over the world along with three other biological children. While filming in Cambodia, Jolie was exposed to the effects a war could have on a country, and wanted to do something about it. While filming “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” [...]
Project RACE is very pleased to announce that we have been asked to participate in a photographic project by the amazing photographer Ben Baker! He has photographed the Obamas, many other Presidents, entertainers, politicians, and other famous people. He is looking for interracial families to photograph in New York this weekend or next. This could be any combination of backgrounds: black/white, Asian/black, Hispanic/white, African American/American Indian, etc. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Let’s help Ben make this a huge success!
HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY! The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is undeniably important. But is it even more important when the child is multiracial? We think so. We know that interracial families are on the rise. We know that the multiracial population is the fastest growing group in America. The social support of grandparents is important in early identity of children. Most of us can fondly remember spending time with our grandparents, which led to memories we still have today. As grandparents to multiracial children, we can enrich their experiences by [...]
Don’t Get Conned There is one whale of a story going around online today on CNN called “The blurring of racial lines won’t save America. Why ‘racial fluidity’ is a con.” Don’t get conned by believing the article by someone named John Blake. Shame on Blake and CNN for this lopsided story. It’s below, if you really want to read it. The article itself is prejudiced against multiracial people who choose to identify as multiracial. Everyone in it identifies as black, so Blake has lots of friends who are multiracial [...]
The DOJ Wants A Citizenship Question On The Census. That Could Blow Up The Whole Survey Sam Levine/Jan 3, 2018 The Huffington Post Experts already concerned about census response rates say the query would cause even fewer people to respond. The Department of Justice’s recent request to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census has sparked concerns that such a move would lower response rates within immigrant communities. An inaccurate Census would have severe consequences. The survey helps determine the allocation of nearly $700 billion each year in [...]
Famous Friday: Marcus Scribner You could say Marcus Scribner plays himself. The 17 year old actor who stars as Andre Johnson Jr. (Dre), the teenage son ABC’s comedy, Black-ish, has an awful lot in common with the character he plays. “They tell the exact stories that go down in our household,” Marcus told Teen Vogue magazine. “Every single week it feels like they have cameras in our house because we have the same conversations.” On the show and in real life, Marcus’s mom is multiracial and his dad, Troy, is black. [...]
Book Review by Susan Graham Real American: A Memoir I read a review of Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims in The New York Times yesterday. It said Julie Lythcott-Haims’ new memoir is about growing up biracial. It’s not. It’s about growing up black. If you want to get really angry, read this book. In fact, it should be required reading for anyone even thinking about being in an interracial relationship and especially parents of multiracial children. In so many ways, it’s a primer on what not to do. [...]
Kane Brown Kane is an up and coming biracial country singer. His father is black and part Cherokee and his mother is white. Kane was raised by his mother and they had significant financial difficulties causing them to move often and resulted in them being homeless on occasions living in their car. Kane has reported other difficulties such as; being abused by his stepdad, and racism. He has described his childhood as difficult and painful, but hopes to be a role model. Kane stated that growing up in Northwest Georgia [...]
Bruno Mars Bruno Mars’s birth name is Peter Gene Hernandez. He was born into a family of musicians in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a multiracial American singer, songwriter, choreographer, actor, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has received five Grammy awards and in 2011 was named one of Time’s most influential people in the world. His mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii as a child and was of Filipino and Spanish ancestry. His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish decent. His mother passed away from [...]