Culture

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the culture, contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This includes the first Japanese immigrants in the United States in 1843, the Chinese immigrants who helped to complete the transcontinental railroad in 1869, the […]

Mixed Nation Dishes: Jerk Chicken & Pasta

Food is synonymous with heritage, culture and identity. Recipes can be passed along through generations of families and are reminiscent of your roots. Exploring culture through cuisine is one way to explore various cultures and see the differences and similarities between us all. Over the years, fusion cuisine has become popular; mixing up spices and ingredients from various countries […]

What is Culture?

Our ethnic identity and culture may overlap but they are not interchangeable. There are obvious and non-obvious things that make up our cultural identity. A nice visual that helps explain this concept is an iceberg. Although you can see the tip of an iceberg, as you can see a person’s skin color, you can not […]

Represent the Skin You’re In

There are many things in life we get to choose. We pick who our friends are, what jobs we take, who we marry, where we live, and numerous other things. But one thing we don’t choose is the color of our skin. Since we don’t pick how light or how dark the pigment of our […]

The Importance of inclusion in the Classroom

I’ve been reading a book called “Enhancing Adult Motivation to learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults” by an author named Raymond J. Wlodkowski. He explains that sometimes in educational settings teachers are “not mean-spirited but, more likely, unaware that a perspective is missing, that a biased myth has been perpetuated, or that [they] […]

“I Am Mixed” Q&A

The “I Am Mixed” children’s book was created to help multicultural & mixed race children be proud of who they are. It helps deal with identity issues and encourages them to be happy about all parts of their mix. This book has wonderful illustrations & great word flow for easy reading. It also has some […]

Memorable Multicultural Musicians of the ‘90s

If there’s one thing that is equally appreciated and celebrated by all cultures, it is music. Music defies gender, skin color and race, and it brings people together in a beautiful and harmonious way. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind,” and I’d have to agree with him. We’ve all at […]

8 year old Martin Richards dies in the Boston Marathon Bombings

An eight-year-old boy, Martin Richards, was waiting at the finish line to give his father a hug at the Boston Marathon. He was killed as two hidden bombs detonated within seconds of each other. Little Martin was among the three people killed and more than 144 injured from this cowardly act of violence. This photo was taken […]

Five Multicultural Celebrities I Adore

I’ve always been a fan of mixed race individuals because I myself am the product of two parents from different countries. I’m the daughter of a white father from Oklahoma and an Asian mother from South Korea. I love the fact that mixed-race America grew 32 percent from the years 2000-2010, and that it continues […]

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