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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 […]

I AM ME

A Few days ago I attended an event for the Black Community at my school. I took a photo with some black friends along with another multiracial women. The women insisted that the photographer do his best not to make her look “too light”. After taking the photo it was pointed out that she wasn’t […]

We Are One: Tour and Documentary

I am blessed. I spend time with the wonderful staff of Mixed Nation every week. Luke, Michelle, Antecia, and Lai-Ling are dedicated, smart, thoughtful and hilarious colleagues and to spend time with them traveling the country to meet the Mixed Nation family would be a dream come true. But this tour isn’t about me or […]

Black or White Movie: A Mixed Review

“Inspired by true events.” That’s key to an appreciation of the recently released movie “Black or White” starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Butler and Jillian Estell (as their biracial granddaughter, Eloise). Yes, the movie was loaded with stereotypes of black families spilling out of houses in the hood, led by a fearless black matriarch ready to […]

Mixed Nation Louisville Store Grand Opening

Join the Mixed Nation team Saturday, February 27, 2016 as we open our new store front in Louisville, KY! Stop by and show some love to our positive, multicultural movement…we will definitely have a great time! Let us know you’ll be there by RSVPing our our Facebook page 🙂

CAUBLINASIAN

Tiger made this term famous when he used it to describe his mixed ethnicity. A simple term made up by mixing Caucasian, black, Indian, and Asian into one word caused a huge debate. More than 15 years after Tiger mentioned the term on Oprah, I am still asked if I’m one of those guys who […]

Zendaya: No Dread in Her Locs

Who did my 10-year-old see when Zendaya walked the red carpet at the Oscars? A modern day Disney “princess” from one of his favorite shows.  I could tell from his crooked little smile, he thought she was pretty…in the way 10-year-old boys try not to acknowledge. Who did I see poised for the paparazzi? An […]

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