Project RACE

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:   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

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 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.” [...]

Becoming a Grandparent to a Multiracial Baby

2019-03-15T10:46:06+00:00March 15th, 2019|

  My first multiracial grandchild was born recently and I am in the throes of falling in love again. I’m remembering the thrills of having a new baby all over again as I listen to my son talk about his new daughter. I also remember the questions about racial identity and children. I’ve learned a lot about the subject since my own biracial children were born and I was clueless. Are things different when you have a multiracial child instead of a single race one? Yes and no. A child [...]

It’s Famous Friday!

2019-01-31T21:06:04+00:00January 31st, 2019|

Deb Haaland One of the most notable newcomers to emerge in the groundbreaking November 2018 midterm elections is U.S. House of Representatives freshman Democrat, Debra Haaland. Deb, who represents New Mexico’s 1st district, is (along with Sharice Davids) one of the first two Native American women to serve in Congress. She is also multiracial! Congresswoman Haaland’s father, J.D. “Dutch” Haaland was Norwegian-American and her mother, Mary Toya, Laguna of Pueblo. Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe and identifies as a 35th-generation New Mexican. Both of [...]

A New Year…

2019-01-02T22:04:26+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

A new year and a new Project RACE Grandparents President! We welcome Beth McNally to our Project RACE family. Please read Beth’s bio below. We’re very excited about her commitment to our multiracial grandchildren. Beth McNally received her B.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and currently works for a law firm in Northern Virginia in the field of trust/estate and guardianship administration.  She has previously owned her own business and has also worked for non-profit groups handling bequests.   Beth is a volunteer in local politics, Best Friends Animal Society, [...]

Are Harvard “Mixed-Race” Students Mixed-up?

2018-11-25T09:28:38+00:00November 25th, 2018|

Project RACE was founded almost 30 years ago and we now welcome Harvard Students to the multiracial community. However, we are disappointed in the way they have chosen to differentiate their members from the community-at-large. They will find out how it feels to be called “Mixed Up” and “Mixed Nuts”? Because that’s exactly what they’ll get whether it’s said to their faces, used as headlines, or behind their backs. The Harvard Undergraduate Union of Mixed Students became the first group on campus for all mixed race students. It sounds like [...]

Comments by Susan Graham

2018-11-03T20:41:01+00:00November 3rd, 2018|

Comments by Susan Graham for Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally) Fall, 2018 National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations Meeting November 2, 2018   The Casey Foundation's 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book warns that the 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official census count by at least two million kids younger than age 5. This discrepancy would also put hundreds of millions of federal dollars at risk and, in doing so, underfund programs that are critical for family stability and opportunity; essential programs like housing, [...]

Race-based medicine and the multiracial population

2018-10-22T07:37:06+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Failure of race-based medicine? We aren’t accounting for the unique genetics of biracial and multiracial populations Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup | Genetic Literacy Project | October 22, 2018 For several decades in modern medicine history, human race has been used as a constant variable to predict and/or determine our disease risks, biometric profiles, health behaviors and outcomes. It drives many of our medical standards, including clinical guidelines, medical school curricula, and clinical decision support tools and algorithms. This reductionist approach to medicine, however, has proven questionable and risky for biracial and multiracial [...]

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