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How My Backflip Landed Me at ABC's Shark Tank Casting Call

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 07.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Sonia Smith-Kang

What does this image have to do with ABC's Shark Tank? Well, let me start from the beginning.

Mixed Race Reflections - Understanding Dolezal

Ian Robertson Kibbe | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Robertson Kibbe

Rachel Dolezal has me thinking. As someone who actually is racially mixed, who appears white but is of afro-caribbean heritage, I've been feeling pretty vexed by her actions. But also something else. Jealous? Understanding? She is white and has spent years passing as multiracial. I am multiracial but could never pass as anything but a Swedish ski instructor.

Growing Seeds for a Multicultural, Multiracial Teaching Force for Our Rainbow Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan put it, "I am increasingly worried that our teachers, our administrators don't reflect the great diversity of our nation's students, and that is a real problem."

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.

Transracial Lives Matter: Rachel Dolezal and the Privilege of Racial Manipulation

LisaMarie Rollins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
LisaMarie Rollins

For those of you who don't know, transracial identity IS a thing and yeah, #TransracialLivesMatter but in many more ways than you think.

I Am The Real Rachel Dolezal

Amanda Oliver | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Amanda Oliver

In college, I was turned away from attending a trip to work with youth in Jamaica because I was told I was "too white" to attend. In law school, different black student groups reached out to me to participate in their activities -- until they realized I was "white."

Multiracial Population Three Times Larger Than Census Count

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.12.2015 | Latino Voices

Census figures are likely underestimating the size of the multiracial population in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center survey relea...

Are You African American?: I Don't Understand the Question

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 06.12.2015 | Black Voices
Marcia Dawkins

A curious case of passing took center stage on social media this week. Enter Rachel Dolezal, the 37-year-old artist, professor and NAACP leader from Spokane, Washington who is allegedly passing as black.

Bullied for Being Biracial | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Growing up in a small town Pennsylvania, Alexis Rydbom was bullied and faced racial discrimination because she is a biracial. She shares her story with Jimmy Nguyen, and talks about how she overcame her childhood challenges to become a confident young woman.

ICYMI: The Rise Of Trigger Warnings And What An Empty Inbox Says About Your Personality

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read everything we could get our hands on about human behavior, including an ess...

Christopher Mathias

New Bill Would Let New Yorkers Identify As Multiracial On Official City Forms

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

New York City has the largest population in the United States of people who identify as multiracial. Even its mayor, Bill de Blasio, and its first lad...

Priscilla Frank

'Black' Artist Dresses Up As Her 'White' Ancestors, Revealing The Complexity Of Multiracial Identity

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts

"I grew up in a North American society where up until very recently there were very specific categories for where one is placed in terms of th...

Trevor Noah Taking the Tragic Out of Mulatto One Joke at a Time

Heidi W. Durrow | Posted 06.02.2015 | Black Voices
Heidi W. Durrow

Mr. Noah, it's time to bring it. We're ready to talk about the complicated and crazy issues and stories about the mixed-race experience and move the needle on the conversation. And mostly, we're ready to laugh.

Gorgeous Black-And-White Portraits Explore The Meaning Of Multiracial Identities

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts

"I began this project because I recognized that I was part of a underrepresented group of people," artist Samantha Wall explained in an email to HuffP...

A Look at Race as a Social Construct

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

For those of us from the "multiracial" or mixed race community, photos of our population -- our people, our families, our children -- aren't as shocking as they are an affirmation of what we have already known: Race is a social construct.

Cinema's Lessons on Race: Beyond 'Black or White'

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

I've been waiting a lifetime for a film like Black or White. Growing up biracial in the mid-70s and late 80's, I wondered when I would get to see myself up there on the big screen too. Where were the blended interracial families like mine?

Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6' Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

It's what my high school film teacher Mr. Hosney would call a 700-layer-cake experience, that with each new viewing of the film, another layer of insight -- whether cultural, generational, or emotional -- is uncovered.

4 Tips From an Ethnically Ambiguous Stranger

Melody Moezzi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

I'm used to people asking me where I'm from. Sometimes it's other brown people wanting to know if we share a heritage, and sometimes it's white people wanting to know... well, I'm not sure what.

Maui, a Paradise of Racial Tolerance?

K. Ford K. | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
K. Ford K.

If Maui is a paradise, it is first and foremost because of its people, and I will always be eternally grateful for what Maui gave to my daughter, a much cherished childhood of racial acceptance, a childhood in paradise.

Finally, a Cultural Melting Pot Too Hot for Religious Fundamentalism

Jessica Joseph | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

What protects American freedom is exactly the same thing that protects our freedom in sweet T&T-- a brilliantly worded secular constitution, keeping the cultural black hole that is absolutist, supremacist religious/political fundamentalism from swallowing up the rainbow.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Mixed Race Couples & Children | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact
Jimmy Nguyen

In 2012, a Pew Research Center study reported that 15 percent of all new marriages in the U.S. (in 2010) are interracial; there are now 4.8 million interracial marriages in the U.S., accounting for 1 in 12 marriages.

Why Can't Madison Avenue Accept My Family?

Scholastic Parent and Child | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Scholastic Parent and Child

If real-life middle America accepts my husband, son and me as a family, why can't Madison Avenue? We don't need to look like we "fit" because we already do.

U.S. Racial Gap Widens, Prospects for Reconciliation dim

David Briggs | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a "separate but equal" doctrine that reinforced segregation, almost a quarter of Americans say it is okay to have a nation where the races are separate as long as they have equal opportunities.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Catching Up with Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity
Jimmy Nguyen

In this interview, Brook reveals highlights and life lessons from her year as Miss Universe. She also re-enacts her famous answer to the final question which helped win her the crown.

Miss America 2014: From Racist Rants to Multiculturalism

Parthiv N. Parekh | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media
Parthiv N. Parekh

A few hundred reactive tweets do not represent the national character. Indeed, it is not the fringe, but rather the establishment of the country that is a better indicator of shifting national paradigms.