Culture

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] […]

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 […]

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 […]

African Queen

When I hear the phrase “African Queen” several thoughts and images come to mind. I picture a beautiful dark skinned woman who is strong, intelligent, and fierce. I see a woman who is a leader and a symbol of Africa. I hear the word “Africa” and I think of the motherland, a vast wide continent […]

La Raza: A Culture Born Out of a Mixed Nation

My own journey in regards to understanding our mixed nation society began when as a young girl, I was often confused by why certain Latinos looked as if they were European with their blonde hair and light eyes while others, with kinky, curly hair and dark skin tones, looked as if they were of African […]

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