multiracial

Legitimizing Multiracial Identities

2020-10-22T20:26:20+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 favorite_border 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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-09-25T17:29:27+00:00September 24th, 2020|

Photo Credit:  https://www.dreamstime.com/photos-images/lolo-jones.html Lori Susan “Lolo” Jones was born on August 5, 1982.  Jones is of Native-American, African-American, Norwegian and French descent.  She is a professional track and field and bobsled athlete.  Lori has also been a special guest on several shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and was in the remake of the movie series Left Behind as an airport gate attendant. Jones is a three time Olympian as well as a three time World Champion.  In High School, she set the 100m Hurdles High School of [...]

Some mixed-race people say they feel like foreigners in their own country

2020-09-25T17:26:08+00:00September 23rd, 2020|

An excellent article on mixed race Japanese. It states, “There is no box to tick on census forms for people of mixed heritage, says Shimoji, from Ritsumeikan University. Japanese census forms do not, he says, ask respondents for their ethnic and racial backgrounds nor for the nationalities of their parents not registered in a family unit.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/asia/japan-mixed-roots-hafu-dst-hnk-intl/

Will I ever be an equal citizen?

2020-09-22T16:42:12+00:00September 20th, 2020|

Will I ever be an equal citizen? This article was written by Laila Lalmai for The New York Times. It is an excellent article about how Muslims and Arab American have fought unsuccessfully to be recognized as an American classification by the U.S. Government and Census. It reminds me of the struggles of the multiracial population. You can read it at: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/17/magazine/im-a-muslim-and-arab-american-will-i-ever-be-an-equal-citizen.html?referringSource=articleShare

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-09-22T16:40:33+00:00September 17th, 2020|

Photo credit: complex.com For Famous Friday this week, we are celebrating Naomi Osaka. Last weekend, the 22-year-old tennis star won her second US Open, and third Grand Slam title. Osaka is half Japanese and half Haitian, and in recent years has solidified her status as one of the best tennis players on the planet. At this year’s US Open, Osaka played in 7 matches. When she arrived for these matches, she wore 7 different masks, which bore the following names: Breonna Taylor Elijah McClain Ahmaud Arbery Trayvon Martin [...]

Census Forms Due!

2020-09-22T16:38:31+00:00September 16th, 2020|

Census forms are due by September 30th. You have two weeks to mail yours back or fill it in online. It’s important. Watch our Project RACE Census video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v72NslaIFNs

It’s Famous Friday!

2020-07-02T20:07:04+00:00July 2nd, 2020|

Halsey   Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, or also known as Halsey, was born on September 29, 1994, to her Italian, Hungarian, and Irish mother Nicole Frangipane, and her African-American father Chris Frangipane. She is best known for her stage name Halsey.  She is an American singer, songwriter, and activist. Prior to her successful music career, during her childhood Halsey was musically inclined when it came to instruments. She played the violin, cello, viola, and at 14 years old, moved on to perfecting the guitar. However, Halsey’s childhood wasn’t all rainbows and [...]

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