Black History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated […]
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A few weeks ago I was asked to describe myself in one word. Without hesitation I said “whasian,” which is a combination of the words “white + Asian.” I said this because my father is white and my mother is Korean, and I’ve always felt that I’m the exact mix of my very culturally different […]
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 […]
This beautifully blended woman was featured in the National Geographic magazine on October 2013. Beauty comes in all colors, shades, and hues.
Researchers at Humboldt State University went through a year of geocoded tweets with specific words. These words were negative and often related to bigoted hate speech. Each tweet was read in context and the positive and neutral comments using the terminology were excluded from the study. This study helped track the use pattern of racial slurs […]
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 […]
Mixed Nation Inspiration: Mandy Crawford “There is so much hate, but where there is hate, there is love. I want my beautifully blended (Chinese, Filipino, and white) daughter to know that diversity empowers us; it makes the world a beautiful place. Different cultures and ethnicities are part of who we are; it ‘s incredible to be able […]