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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mixed Nation Presents: Volp Music’s “Desperate Attempt” to make a difference with Hip Hop. This is a positive song that was created to inspire people to make a change for the better. With all of the ignorant hip hop that’s polluting our society today…this song is a breath of fresh air!
When my 3-year-old daughter first told me she didn’t want me to braid her hair, it was no big deal. I took out the spray bottle of water and leave-in conditioner. She would have a wet-n-go hair day. A few days later when my daughter said, “I want straight hair like Elsa’s”, my stomach froze […]
Growing up mixed with black and white has it’s pro’s and con’s. One of the pro’s is being able to relate to both sides of my heritage. This debate focuses on the black side of my mix. When it comes to the “N” Word, ironically I have mixed emotions, no pun intended, but seriously this […]
If you have a mixed race background like I do, there’s a high probably that at some point in your life you have been mistaken for just one of those races, or a completely different race. Or that someone made an assumption about your race that was totally because of a stereotype. I know this […]