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Mixed Ethnicity

What It Means to Become 'BiRachel'

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
A. B. Wilkinson

The timing of Dolezal's racial transition is extremely important. She benefitted from the inherited privileges of whiteness while growing up and through most of her adult life, then she later exploited light-skinned privilege while identifying as an ethnically mixed person.

Tony Robinson, Rubén García, and Police Brutality Against Brown Bodies

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Black Voices
A. B. Wilkinson

The current atmosphere of police brutality shows that many men of color continue to live in a police state in the 21st century United States. When racial profiling, police brutality, and general discrimination are proven to be systematic in our society then we should all be pushing for actions that create change together.

Being a White Latina: A Reflection on Racial And Ethnic Identities

Nicholle Lamartina Palacios | Posted 01.31.2015 | Latino Voices
Nicholle Lamartina Palacios

We live in a country where race is a dichotomy and people are literally separated into categories of black and white -- but human identities are not that simple. When speaking about my own racial identity, it is impossible not to also talk about my ethnic identity.

Raven-Symoné, Oprah, and What It Means to Be (African) American

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Black Voices
A. B. Wilkinson

Let Raven-Symoné act and sing; let Pharrell make music; let Oprah interview them. If their comments surrounding race, sexuality, culture, or equality spark conversations that help us move to a better understanding of these and other important issues then they've done more than what's in their job descriptions.

Mixing Colors

Anjali Enjeti | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Anjali Enjeti

When we are finished, when empty tubes scatter on the pavement and upturned buckets congregate near the swing-set, I find I'm in no rush to change out of my clothes. Instead, I settle on a step, face the bright blue sky, inhale the spirit of the celebration, and let the colors seep in.

The Question I Never Want To Answer Again

Andromeda Turre | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Andromeda Turre

I'm pretty sure there is no box for that. You might need a suitcase for all of that. And knowing that will not likely help you to relate to me, understand me or know me any more than you did five seconds ago.

What the 'Mixed Kids Are Always So Beautiful' Meme Really Means

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Marcia Dawkins

As a professor and author who studies diversity and communication, not to mention a multiracial individual and future parent, I'm interested mostly in what's hiding behind questions like "what are you, exactly?"

What is it Like to be an Ethnic Minority in a Place Where There are None?

Quora | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Alecia Li Morgan, American of mixed heritage It's a test of character and personal strength. W...

TIME to Think in Full Color About Race & Ethnicity

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Marcia Dawkins

Although the press often talks about Latinos as if they are only a race, we must understand that in the US they constitute an ethnicity that also identifies in racial terms.

Marvel's Mixed Race "Ultimate Spider-Man"

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

Today we meet Miles Morales, a younger multiracial and multiethnic Spider-Man. Even though Morales may remind us of the Spider-Man we're used to in the more traditional Marvel universe, there are definite differences.

Kamala Harris & Asian Americans

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Harris is certainly the first African American woman to become a District Attorney in California. But she's also the first Asian American to accomplish that impressive feat.

Barack Obama is Not Black

Earnest Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earnest Harris

Barack Obama is both black and white and he is neither black nor white, and he is mixed and he is half. He is all of those things and he is none of those things.

Being Biracial and Black in the Age of Obama

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

When Obama was born, it was illegal in 16 states for blacks to mary whites. Today the product of a relationship between a black man and a white woman is the President of the United States.

Mutts Like Me

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

Mutts are often stronger, healthier and smarter than purebreds. They tend to live longer. They surprise you more. They're less prone to neuroses and other kinds of twitchiness.