Culture

My Response to “Mixed is Just a Term Used to Separate Us.”

I recently received the following comment on an article I wrote and wanted to share my response with you: “85 % of blacks in America are mixed.  This is not a new phenomena in our community.  Mixed race is just a new term that has emerged that tries to further seperate us.  If you look […]

Book Review: My Mom is a Foreigner but Not to Me by Julianne Moore

I love this book so very much… I can read it ten good times. She represents a child’s experience… With such cool, catchy rhymes. Most of the mother-child relationships in the book are clearly representative of an interracial family (even though we don’t see fathers) with children who look racially different from their mothers. Julianne Moore […]

Interracial New York: My Latino Neighbors See that I’m Her Mother

I am the African-American mother of a Mixed Heritage child who many think is white.  It doesn’t matter where I go in New York City, we get stares, comments and questions. New York is a place where most life is public—we aren’t in cars; we are on subways, buses and walking on sidewalks. We have […]

Tyler Perry: Using Humor to Address Complex Social Issues

Simple: wanting all people to get along and focus on our similarities instead of our differences. Difficult: getting people to understand why it is so hard for some people to unlearn prejudice. I must give credit to Tyler Perry for using humor to address complicated issues such as racism, prejudice, and sexism. There are so […]

Kim Kardashian Takes A Stand Against Racism For Her Mixed Race Daughter

Reality superstar Kim Kardashian, shared an extremely personal post on her website explaining how having her beautiful baby girl  North West (with hip hop superstar Kanye West) has opened her eyes to the reality of racism and discrimination in the world. She expressed her fears and concerns on raising a mixed race child in a world where racism is […]

Michael Sam Breaking Barriers

 In keeping with our motto of “Empower-Inspire-Embrace” Mixed Nation recognizes the accomplishment of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay National Football League player! In doing so, Michael also revealed the mixture of his relationship. Mixed Nation appreciates and respects the point of views of its supporters. We ask that your comments continue to be […]

Cesar Chavez: The Man Behind the Movie

Growing up in California, I clearly remember learning about Cesar Chavez on the news around the time he passed away. Right after watching the recently released movie about him, I assumed I had been in high school because of how clearly I remembered that time in history. After doing some research for this article though, […]

Cultural Conscious

In a world that is rapidly changing, where the advancements of technology create larger and larger gaps between generations, some things still remain the same. Technology is bridging the gaps between cultures throughout the world, bringing them closer and closer. Yet, our cultural subconscious fights to keep them apart. Culture is defined as the behaviors and […]

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