racial identity

Don’t Get Conned

2018-03-02T12:52:37+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

Don’t Get Conned There is one whale of a story going around online today on CNN called “The blurring of racial lines won’t save America. Why ‘racial fluidity’ is a con.” Don’t get conned by believing the article by someone named John Blake. Shame on Blake and CNN for this lopsided story. It’s below, if you really want to read it. The article itself is prejudiced against multiracial people who choose to identify as multiracial. Everyone in it identifies as black, so Blake has lots of friends who are multiracial [...]

Important Article!

2017-11-05T13:56:53+00:00November 5th, 2017|

How Racial Data Gets 'Cleaned' in the U.S. Census The national survey offers more identity choices than ever—until those choices get scrubbed away. The 2010 United States Census allowed 63 possible responses for race. Ross D. Franklin / AP At a doctor’s visit, on a college-admissions application, or even in a consumer-marketing survey, Americans are regularly asked to classify themselves by race. Some protest this request by “declining to answer,” as forms often allow. After all, racial categories are social constructs. They don’t connote biological or genetic difference. As an [...]

2017-03-06T05:38:52+00:00March 6th, 2017|

What Biracial People Know Credit Lynnie Z. After the nation’s first black president, we now have a white president with the whitest and malest cabinet since Ronald Reagan’s. His administration immediately made it a priority to deport undocumented immigrants and to deny people from certain Muslim-majority nations entry into the United States, decisions that caused tremendous blowback. What President Trump doesn’t seem to have considered is that diversity doesn’t just sound nice, it has tangible value. Social scientists find that homogeneous groups like his cabinet can be less creative and [...]

7 THINGS WHITE MOMS RAISING MULTIRACIAL KIDS KNOW

2016-09-28T10:57:00+00:00September 28th, 2016|

IMAGE SOURCE: ARIEL HOLCOMB PHOTOGRAPHY   by Laura Harris https://www.babble.com/contributor/lharris/ Eight years ago, I fell in love with a musician who had a great smile, strong convictions, and proved he was a kid at heart by climbing trees with me on our first date. We married in 2011, have two children, and are still best friends to this day. It just so happens that I’m Caucasian and my husband is Korean, African-American, and Cherokee. His skin is the color of dark caramel and his eyes do the coolest crinkly thing [...]

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