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Mixed Race

When it Comes to Diversity, Who Counts?

Martha S. Jones | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
Martha S. Jones

When talking diversity at colleges and universities, the numbers count. Still, when it comes to mixed-race students, too often they do not count at all.

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

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.11.2014 | 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.

The Question I Never Want To Answer Again

Andromeda Turre | Posted 03.13.2014 | 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.

Being Called An 'Exotic Beauty' Is Not A Compliment

Erica Barry | Posted 04.18.2014 | Teen
Erica Barry

My mixed identity has forced me to navigate the world in a different way and "learn" to do a lot of things that other people don't have to learn.

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.

Growing Up Amid Racism In The 1970s

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.22.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Sometimes, my enthusiasm for writing has blinded me. Quite simply, I love to use words to share my experiences. If anyone tells me they've read one of my posts, I'm happy. If they say they enjoyed it, I'm thrilled. If they say they felt it like they were there, I'm floating. My pursuit of those emotions has, at times, caused me to overlook the feelings of others.

SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY: Actress/Singer America Olivo on Being Multi-Racial in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

Actress and singer America Olivo (NBC's upcoming Chicago PD, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) certainly knows about that, being a multi-racial mix of Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Belgian.

22 Things You Should Never Say To A Multiracial Woman

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.07.2013 | Women

"So where are you from?" It's a question most mixed-race women are intimately familiar with. And usually, the person asking isn't looking for the n...

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?"

About That Nation of 'Mutts': A Response to David Brooks

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 08.30.2013 | Media
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I suppose in Brooks's eyes, my son is a "mutt." The beautiful reality is that he is as American as American can be. Our roots go deep. And we're not going anywhere.

Judge Me Not By the Texture of My Hair But By the Content of My Character

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

When I was born with a caramel hue and a head full of dark, wavy hair, my mother proclaimed, "My prayers were answered. You got the long hair like Betty.

Obama Would Never Get This Tattoo

Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy

Of all the tattoos that this half black, half white teenager could have chosen, an Oreo bar code definitely gets points for creativity. (And for you d...

WATCH: W. Kamau Bell Talks Raising A Mixed-Race Baby

Posted 12.07.2012 | Comedy

W. Kamau Bell, host of "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" on FX, stopped by "Conan" on Thursday, and explained the best part of having a mixed-race b...

American Voters Are Getting All Mixed up

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

Where does a half-Mexican, half-black woman from Texas come down on immigration reform? What does a quarter Chinese, quarter Filipino, half-Jewish male from Florida think about affirmative action?

The Future Is Now: What PR Pros and Marketers Need to Know About the "Mixed Mindset"

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media
Marcia Dawkins

Welcome to the second decade of the 21st century and to the era of the "Mixed Mindset," which is highly mediated, intensely personal, and increasingly political.

Is Obama Now Black (Enough) Because He's White?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices
Marcia Dawkins

President Obama embodies and embraces tough questions about race like few others. His ever-evolving racial identity questions the construction of the color line.

Barack Obama and the Politics of Passing

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Marcia Dawkins

Is Obama passing as black this summer? If so, will he start passing as white come the fall? It's difficult to say, partly because we so desire the president's racial legacy to be one of racial transcendence.

New Laureate Is More Than the Sum of Her Parts

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Marcia Dawkins

As the product of a union that was still a crime in Mississippi when her parents married, and of a nation still bearing the scars of its broken union, Natasha Tretheway is the voice of a history that has been largely unwritten.

PHOTOS: How To Plan A Gorgeous Cross-Cultural Wedding Ceremony

Christelyn Karazin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Weddings
Christelyn Karazin

When it comes to the point where marriage -- and particularly the wedding ceremony -- is seriously discussed, that fusion can quickly become a culture clash as parents and other family members protest and lobby for their particular traditions to be honored during the festivities.

DNA Study Solves Mystery Of Mysterious Mixed-Race People

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 05.25.2012 | Science

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For years, varied and sometimes wild claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once...

Who Passes Into The Hunger Games' Future?

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

Some fans have launched a campaign to see that actor Jesse Williams gets cast as Finnick. This happens all the time in Hollywood. So what's the big deal? Well, to begin with the character's color, or lack of it, depending on how you see him, is striking.

A Troubled Experiment's Forgotten Lesson in Racial Integration

Carina Ray | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices
Carina Ray

The year 2012 marks the fortieth anniversary of my Puerto Rican mother and Irish-Italian father's unusual wedding. They met and married in an experimental community called Synanon, where I was born.

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.

Black, White, Brown & Now

Lisa Ellis | Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices
Lisa Ellis

Many times throughout my life I began to write about the subject of inter-racial marriage. My birth being the result of an American interracial marriage, I found that the perspective was rarely spoken about from the point of view of the child of these unions.

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.