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Zimmerman’s Hype Man

Frank Taaffe is George Zimmerman’s neighbor, friend and biggest supporter. He’s been talking to every media outlet that will let him argue his buddy’s innocences. He wasn’t an eye witness, so why is he speaking like he’s some kind of expert on the situation? I wonder how he would feel if his buddy killed his […]

Interracial Family Creates Blog in Response to Cheerios Ad

After the backlash to the recent Cheerios ad was blasted across the Internet earlier this month, it seemed inevitable that the many multiracial citizens of this country would respond. “We Are the 15 Percent,”  started by interracial couple Michael David Murphy and Alyson West, is a beautiful tribute to the many interracial families in the […]

The Race Card Project Resonates With Six Simple Words

Have you ever wanted to share your personal experiences with racism or educate others about your cultural identity, but weren’t quite sure how to do it? Do you think you could challenge yourself by expressing these thoughts in six simple words? Now you can, thanks to The Race Card Project. The Race Card Project was […]

Q&A with Nathalie Huerta, Owner of the Only LGBT Gym in the Nation

Interview with Nathalie Huerta, founder and owner of The Perfect Sidekick, the only LGBT gym in the nation, located in Oakland, CA. Mixed Nation: What made you passionate about starting a LGBT gym in Oakland, CA? Nathalie: Well, the LGBT part happened because I got tired of feeling weird going to the gym. For example, if […]

Fusionista Calling

I grew up in a family of mixed nations. A great grand uncle was married to an English-woman, an aunt married a Frenchman and my father’s brother is married to a Swede. I moved to Sweden 16 years back and have Swedish New Zealander and French god children. So for me mixed nation is the […]

Thoughts on Raising a Biracial Child

The first time I found out that my husband and I would be expecting our first child I was so overjoyed. I had always dreamed of becoming a mom. With excitement came fear – I worried how my child would be treated by society. Would he or she be forced to pick one race over […]

Visible and Invisible Art Exhibit Focuses on Multiracial Japanese Americans

An exhibit at the Japanese American Nation Museum in Los Angeles is focusing on the history of mixed-race Asian Americans. Paintings, photographs, artifacts, prose and video are all included in the exhibit Visible and Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History. The artwork and interpretive information trace the history of immigration from Japan, while also chronicling […]

Growing Up Multiracial in Nevada

Reno, Nevada is not a town typically known for its tolerance of diversity. In the 1960s, Nevada was known as the “Mississippi of the West” because of several racist policies. Even now, Reno’s majority demographic is white, followed by a growing Hispanic community. For me, as a Puerto Rican-Italian-Basque mix, it’s always been tough to […]

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