Project RACE

Comments to Washington

2022-11-06T17:41:58+00:00November 6th, 2022|

Project RACE was recently invited by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to give our comments on adding a Multiracial category to federal forms, including the census. We had six Project RACE representatives on the conference call, and we did extremely well. Below are the arguments of Deb Ewing.   You can find Mulatto on the 1890 US Census, along with Octoroon and Quadroon, to enumerate the percentage of a person’s mixed race. But in 1930 a person who was both black and white got written down as black, as was a person [...]

Reminder – Project RACE

2022-10-14T16:50:10+00:00October 14th, 2022|

CALL TO ACTION! DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15th!   In the 1990s, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) put out a notice asking for public comment on the changes to racial and ethnic reporting. They received over 600 letters from people like you who wanted to see some changes in Multiracial reporting. That was considered a very influential number of responses at the time. Now the Census Bureau is asking for comments for the 2030 census. The more, the better! We each need to write letters to the Census Bureau. The [...]

Essay for the Times

2022-07-18T13:03:27+00:00July 18th, 2022|

Deb Ewing, our Project RACE Grandparents president noted the quotation below and wrote an essay for the times.   Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation1: First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one [...]


2021-06-28T20:41:44+00:00June 28th, 2021|

YOU ANSWERED We recently asked for people to apply to become the President of our Project RACE Grandparents division. We got very lucky and many qualified people answered the call. We decided on Deb Ewing. Deb has been an active Project RACE member for many years, helping with several important projects and we are over the moon that she will lead our grandparents into the future. Take a look at Deb’s bio and picture on our website at Ewing Family Story on the front page of our site at [...]

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. [...]

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