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Raising Kids in a Multicultural Relationship

Raising Kids in a Multicultural Relationship I want to share one of my most challenging relationship moments with you.  Not because I want to re-live it (believe me I do not!) but because I imagine many of you can relate.    (Deep breath…here it goes) Back when my husband I were dating, the conversation came […]

Balancing My Opposite Identities

A few weeks ago I was asked to describe myself in one word. Without hesitation I said “whasian,” which is a combination of the words “white + Asian.” I said this because my father is white and my mother is Korean, and I’ve always felt that I’m the exact mix of my very culturally different […]

Unlearning Oppression

Our diverse communities have come far in the struggle for equality and justice, but unfortunately many of the destructive concepts implemented during slavery have not disappeared but rather have changed faces, evolving into more subtle and complex levels of oppression. This oppression is not just about our skin color, but it also affects how people […]

Mixed Nation Inspiration: Mandy Crawford

Mixed Nation Inspiration: Mandy Crawford “There is so much hate, but where there is hate, there is love. I want my beautifully blended (Chinese, Filipino, and white) daughter to know that diversity empowers us; it makes the world a beautiful place. Different cultures and ethnicities are part of who we are; it ‘s incredible to be able […]

Social Media Helps Map Hate Speech

Researchers at Humboldt State University went through a year of geocoded tweets with specific words. These words were negative and often related to bigoted hate speech. Each tweet was read in context and the positive and neutral comments using the terminology were excluded from the study. This study helped track the use pattern of racial slurs […]

The Power of Media Among a Mixed Nation

Film, music, and visual arts have all evolved throughout time. If we critically analyze media from a certain time period we can learn a lot about what the culture was like, what they valued, how they treated one another, and what the controversies of the time were. The power of media cannot be denied. The […]

Do mixed people understand the black struggle?

Do mixed people understand the black struggle? The reason I bring up this topic is because I feel like as a person coming from a biracial background (black & white), people often assume I don’t know anything about black culture. I remember one particular incident where one of my extremely intelligent black girlfriends told me […]

Mixed Nation Inspiration: Jasmine and Grandma

“Hey Mixed Nation, I’m a local singer, rapper, and DJ…I am half white, half black and I love being mixed (I think it shows in my music). I was the first mixed child in my family, this is a pic of me and my grams. She was very upset with my mother for marrying a […]

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