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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 and world 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 tone, looked as if they were […]

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?

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 that maybe I needed to “read up […]

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