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Examination of mixed race Asian Americans and debate about race

Examination of mixed race Asian Americans and debate about race

“We think we see race because it exists in the world, but really, we learn to see race.” – Lelani Nishime, author of ‘Undercover Asian Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture’. With the rise in multiracial individuals, people can’t biologically say that they belong to a particular race but this doesn’t mean it isn’t real. And Nishime believes [...]

Are U.S. adverts looking less American?

Are U.S. adverts looking less American?

The new trend in advertising of major U.S. brands has become the use of the mixed race families… something that was once taboo. The examples are many: The controversial Cheerios ad that features a biracial girl with a white mother and a black father; we have Honey Maid which in their new ad campaign feature an array of unconventional families [...]

Interracial couple receives racist death threats

Interracial couple receives racist death threats

“Die Nigger”, the police code for homicide, “1.8.7,” and swastikas were the racist death threats an interracial couple in Pittsburgh woke up to spray-paint on their garage door. The couple, Marlene Williams, black, and her boyfriend, Jason Powell, white, who live with their 5-year-old say that such an incident has never happened to them before and are now worried for [...]

Homosexual interracial relationships deeply rooted in stereotypes

Homosexual interracial relationships deeply rooted in stereotypes

Interracial dating and power of romance was what was being discussed. And the panel attracted more than 100 people. Of course the discussion began with interracial dating and Jakara Hubbard, a professional marriage and family counselor talked about her experience as a mixed race woman dating outside her race. Nitasha Sharma who is the professor of Asian American Studies and [...]

Celebrating Martin Luther King; Celebrating Interracial Couples

Celebrating Martin Luther King; Celebrating Interracial Couples

Equality for all ethnicities. That was the speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on Aug. 20, 1968. His dream: a world where people of all races and religions could coexist. Did it become a reality? YES? But how much of a reality? Was interracial coupling part of that dream? One thing we realize today is that when it comes to [...]

Interfaith marriage: Dealing with the parents

Interfaith marriage: Dealing with the parents

It was just another beautiful outdoor wedding. But this particular wedding, the minster wore a shawl that had symbols of various faiths. Guess what a guest commented about it… “That woman has found a growing industry.” Yap! Its the 21st century. And interfaith marriages seem to be the norm. 45% of we American’s are intermarried. And as the Pew Research [...]

“Jungle fever” comment outrages interracial couple

“Jungle fever” comment outrages interracial couple

U.S. Army Sgt Major Samuel Aarons and his wife Candea are a black-white interracial couple. They have been together for 13 years. Much as interracial couples receive stares and comments, the comment they received this New Year’s eve was a shocker to them. After having dinner at Spondivits restaurant in East Point, GA to celebrate New Year’s eve, the couple [...]

Mixed race Southern California

Mixed race Southern California

They are America’s sons and daughters. They are mixed race. But the question “What are you?” always comes up when they are at a bar or even in stores. And the topic of identity is what the class of “The Mixed Race Novel and the American Experience” at UC Riverside have spent 10 weeks talking about. Here are stories of [...]

Conversation on race brought to Vallejo

Conversation on race brought to Vallejo

A Black woman is afraid for the safety of her mixed race grandchildren. A blonde Latina woman says she enjoys privileges of white people until she speaks. One woman experienced first-hand discrimination because she was married to a Nepalese man. The above are among the stories different people shared during a free event dubbed “a kickoff for a movement”. ‘A [...]

Inter-faith marriage: What Jews can learn from Mormons

Inter-faith marriage: What Jews can learn from Mormons

There is one big difference between the Jews in America and Mormons: Jews are the most intermarrying group of Americans; Mormons are the least. Taking percentages from 2001 American Religious Identification Survey it was 27% against 12% respectively. Does this reflect the religiosity of the Mormons? Apparently there is no correlation between childhood religious experiences and the probability of intermarriage. [...]