It’s Famous Friday!

2021-05-14T13:48:47+00:00May 14th, 2021|

The Hughes Brothers   Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s famous Friday comes in the form of directing and producing duo Albert and Allen Hughes. Known mainly as the Hughes brothers, twins Albert and Allen Hughes were born on April 1st, 1971 in Detroit Michigan. Their father, Albert, is of African American descent while their mother, Aida, is Armenian. After moving to California at the age of nine, the twins quickly became interested in film after their mother bought them their first video recorder. Using the camera to make short films [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-05-07T03:35:55+00:00May 7th, 2021|

Dana Mathewson   In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the start of the highly anticipated Tokyo Summer Olympic Games later this month, we feature the ever inspiring Dana Mathewson. Dana Mathewson is a biracial Chinese and Caucasian wheelchair tennis player for Team USA. Dana was born in San Diego, California, in 1990, to Dr. Arlene and Dr. Jim Mathewson. The Mathewsons had Dana involved in sports from her youth. When she was 10 years old Dana unexpectedly became paralyzed from the waist down due to [...]

Failed Diversity

2021-04-02T20:38:15+00:00April 2nd, 2021|

Why U.S. News & World Report Failed Diversity 101: Vivia Chen By Vivia Chen Its foray into law school diversity ranking has been a fiasco. Is this emblematic of how even some sophisticated institutions mishandle diversity? This is not the most politic thing to say but here I go: We should stop putting old White men in charge of decisions about diversity. I know that’s a comment that will raise eyebrows but that was my gut reaction when I heard about U.S. News & World Report’s embarrassing foray into law [...]

Negative Words and Children

2021-03-25T03:51:34+00:00March 25th, 2021|

Negative words impact children's negative opinions of others, study finds By Megan Marples, CNN Updated 12:01 AM ET, Wed March 24, 2021 Children who overheard negative words about a fictional group were more likely to have a negative attitude toward that group compared to children who did not overhear anything. (CNN)It turns out children really are listening to what you say. Children who overheard someone saying negative words about a particular group of people developed negative biases toward them, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Child Development. [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-02-05T03:13:39+00:00February 5th, 2021|

Madison Pettis Madison Pettis was born on July 22nd, 1998, to her African American father, Steven Pettis and her French, Italian, and Irish descent Mother, Michelle Pettis. She is famously known for her roles as Sophie Martinez on Disney Channel’s Cory in the House, Peyton Kelly in the Game Plan, and as Allie Brooks in the Canadian television series Life with Boys. Madison’s life full of success all started when her mother entered her into a magazine called FortWorthChild and from there she went onto modeling and acting in commercials. [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-01-08T01:34:27+00:00January 8th, 2021|

Kay Starr With songs such as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby,” Jason Mraz’s “Winter Wonderland,” and Wham’s “Last Christmas” just to name a few, it’s evident multiracial entertainers like these have given all of us, despite our religious affiliations, reasons to sing and dance at office parties, and school dances. Catherine Laverne Starks or better known professionally as Kay Starr, is another vocalist you might have heard in the month of December. Kay Starr was born in 1922, in Oklahoma. Her father was an [...]

Legitimizing Multiracial Identities

2020-10-28T18:33:00+00:00October 22nd, 2020|

Stigma Impacts Psychological, Physical Health of Multiracial People The multiracial population is one of the fastest-growing minority groups but faces stigma challenges 21-Oct-2020 3:20 PM EDT, by Rutgers University-New Brunswick Newswise — Policy changes can help to fight stigmas of multiracial Americans, one of the fasting growing minority groups in the United States according to a Rutgers University-led study.Published in the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the study finds that such stigmas may be combated by legitimizing multiracial identities. Despite the increasing prominence of multiracial celebrities and leaders such [...]

Ms. Magazine Tries a Little Harder, but gets Confused

2020-10-08T20:51:43+00:00October 8th, 2020|

Ms. Magazine tries harder, but gets confused. Two of their writers, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn and Haley Taylor Schlitz wrote an article titled "Politicizing Blackness, Multiracial Love and Identity: "That we Make of this Moment is on Us." They say, "For our part, we both identify as Black women. Janice is a Gen-X Californian born to two African American parents. Haley is a Texas Gen-Zer of mixed-parentage: half-white and half-Black. But in an America still held hostage by the vestiges of slavery, and the “one drop rule,” we are both seen as [...]

CNN TRIED

2020-10-08T16:34:07+00:00October 8th, 2020|

CNN has refused to call Kamala Harris multiracial. All their stories refer to her as Black and Asian American. Today, they tried something a little different: "Harris -- from a multi-racial, immigrant family from the liberal West Coast -- and Pence -- the white, male conservative, evangelical product of the heartland -- were an apt representation of the two Americas disputing the election and whose divergent paths and belief systems are at the root of the country's current political estrangement." Yes, they tried to use the term “multiracial” even though [...]

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