multiracial

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 [...]

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/

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