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 [...]

Comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

2020-09-29T05:35:27+00:00April 19th, 2017|

Comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) April 19, 2017 Comments on Proposals From the Federal Interagency Working Group for Revision of the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity Project RACE (Reclassify All Children Equally) is the national organization advocating for the multiracial community. Our population requires changes in the racial and ethnic classifications in this country so that we are counted correctly and accurately for research, making and enforcing laws, redistricting, school data, etc., but also for medical reasons. We have [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

Getting to the Essence

2020-09-29T04:50:36+00:00September 4th, 2016|

Getting to the Essence I don’t read Essence, Ebony, or any of the other popular lifestyle magazines for black females. I am not in their demographics in any fathomable way. But, every so often they publish something so offensive that it gets my attention. Once in a while they have a commentary that casts multiracial people or parents of multiracial children in uncomplimentary light. The dis pisses me off. Quite often, they take the self-identity of a multiracial person and make them black. It’s bad journalism, not to mention that [...]

Multiracial identity evolves with census

2020-09-29T05:46:12+00:00August 18th, 2016|

Seattle Times Gene Balk / FYI Guy Now that Americans can select more than one racial category, Seattle ranks high nationally in terms of multiracial population and percentage. WHEN NEARLY 10 million Americans identify as multiracial — it’s strange to think that just a few decades ago, this community was practically invisible. That’s because it wasn’t until 2000 that the Census Bureau allowed Americans to choose more than one racial category to describe themselves. Before that, you could pick only one, and people with mixed backgrounds often struggled over the decision [...]

Racist Things People Say To Interracial Couples

2020-09-29T05:44:30+00:00June 2nd, 2016|

Stocksy/Simone Becchetti  via ATTN.com JUSTICE 7 Common Things People Say to Interracial Couples That Are Pretty Racist The visibility of interracial couples in pop culture is stronger than ever. And art is imitating life: In 2013, a record-high 12 percent of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data. Previous studies from Pew have shown a growing acceptance of interracial marriage. In 2014, 37 percent of Americans said having more people of different races marrying each other was a good thing [...]

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