Project RACE

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-02-18T23:51:16+00:00February 18th, 2021|

Famous Friday: Tyrese Haliburton   Tyrese Haliburton is a point guard for the Sacramento Kings, who selected him with the 3rd pick in the 2020 NBA draft. Haliburton was born February 29, 2000 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to a Black Father and a white mother.   In his senior year of high school, Tyrese Haliburton led his school to its first Wisconsin state title, averaging 22.9 points, 6.2 assists, 5.1 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. He became a three-star recruit and committed to play college basketball at Iowa State.   At Iowa [...]

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!

2021-01-28T23:13:35+00:00January 28th, 2021|

Paris Berelc Happy Friday everyone!  We are highlighting the actress Paris Berelc this Famous Friday!  Paris MaryJo Berelc was born on December 29, 1998 in Milwuakee, Wisconsin to a father of French-Canadian descent and a mother of European-Filipino descent.  She also has three younger sisters, Bless, Jolie and Skye.  Paris is an American actress and model. From a young age, Paris had explored her many talents.  At the age of 4, she expressed her love for dance.  At 5, she began gymnastics and eventually achieved level 10 which is the [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-01-22T01:21:45+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

Famous Friday: Olivia Rodrigo If you’ve been on any social media in the past two weeks, you’ve almost certainly heard about Olivia Rodrigo’s new song, “Drivers License”. Released two weeks ago today, Rodrigo’s official debut single immediately became a hit, debuting at #1 on the Hot 100, and breaking various streaming records. Today, “Drivers License” is the biggest song in the world, and the internet, especially Tiktok, is being flooded with references to, covers, and different perspectives of the hit. But if you haven’t been keeping up with all of [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2021-01-15T02:54:35+00:00January 15th, 2021|

John Metchie III Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III (8) runs against Florida during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)   Happy Friday Everyone! This week’s Famous Friday is focused on Football Wide Receiver John Metchie III. John Metchie III was originally born in Taiwan to a Taiwanese mother and Nigerian father. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Ghana where Metchie III spend most of his young childhood. In a recent [...]

Happy New Year!

2020-12-28T13:51:31+00:00December 28th, 2020|

    I wish I had a crystal ball that would tell me what to expect in the coming year. We all know how terrible 2020 has been with the Covid-19 Pandemic and Black Lives Matter. Washington has been a mess and our politicians still do not get it. I read a lot of articles about racial and ethnic trends and data. Sometimes I cannot believe what I’m reading. Recently, I read three news stories about multiracial people who decided they were not multiracial, including George Floyd’s niece, Shayla Zartman. [...]

Census Bureau Reduces Multiracial Population

2020-01-21T06:30:43+00:00January 21st, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2020 Susan Graham Project RACE Email: susangraham@projectrace.com   CENSUS BUREAU REDUCES MULTIRACIAL POPULATION San Joaquin Valley, CA -The United States Census Bureau has chosen to exclude the multiracial group from the 2020 Census by giving false instructions to biracial people who call or email the bureau for direction on how to fill out their census forms. They also have excluded the group from all marketing and advertising material, unlike they have done for every other racial and ethnic group. If a multiracial person does not [...]

Gift Idea!

2019-12-19T21:03:55+00:00December 19th, 2019|

Gift Idea! Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Born Biracial: How One Mother Took on Race in America makes the ideal gift book. Buy it now from Amazon.com

Thank you!

2019-11-28T11:29:48+00:00November 28th, 2019|

We are thankful… To those of you who chose to donate to Project RACE! Our sincere gratitude for helping us continue our work. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your invaluable support. For further donation information please go to http://www.projectrace.com/donate/ The Project RACE Team and Supporters

Making Change

2019-07-01T05:27:02+00:00July 1st, 2019|

  My two children were young in 1990 when I received my decennial census form to fill out. They are biracial, I am White and their father is Black. According to the census directions, I was required to pick only one race for them. Wanting to do the right thing, I called the Census Bureau. They put me on hold repeatedly trying to find an answer. A supervisor got involved. Finally, the United States Census Bureau employee said, “You should put down the race of the mother for your children.” [...]

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