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"You're Not Really Mexican, Are You?" ABOUT THE PROJECT | 1ne Drop. Searching for the Secret Island of Black Queer Mixed Femmes. After I moved to Canada from Trinidad as a little girl, I was brought into a really unstable abusive home, which pushed me to move around a lot. Violence and the movement it brings are in my blood. I am a product of the legacy of colonization, which has remade countries and borders and families.

Indentured workers brought from India to Trinidad laid the foundation for my grandfather’s arrival. A savage genocide waged against the Arawak people had mi abuela speaking in hushed tones when she talked of her past and a paternal grandfather from Scotland called ‘massa’ by even my paternal grandmother, an enslaved African womyn hailing from Dominica. I have always been a traveler, particularly as an immigrant and as a person with family hailing from Venezuela to Dominica to South India, ‘home’, ‘family’ and ‘belonging’ have always been complicated concepts. As much as ‘home’ is a place, I have also found it’s a time. A couple years ago I backpacked through Nicaragua. Coming Out as Biracial — Human Parts. A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker.

“I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah…my mom’s black,” I responded (not verbatim, but the exchange was similar). Whoa. What? Immediately after I injected that part of my identity into the conversation, I had a come-to-Jesus moment. What was I doing? The answer, if you’re wondering, is yes. Here it is: My mother is black. I grew up in a culturally diverse environment, which meant I missed the memo that it’s “not normal” to be mixed. So I didn’t discover my otherness through being teased by peers or by having after-school-special chats with my parents. Because my exploration of race was largely internal, I spent much of my adolescence identifying as … well, whatever I wanted. Even with this solution in place, a certain fear lived in me. At thirteen, I moved and got a chance to reevaluate my identity. Gradually, I learned how to parse my race, make sense of it on a personal level. Quadruple Consciousness by Lauren Dunn - [Hana] How do we traverse the often difficult, complex and painful realities of our many political identities?

How do we sift through and make sense of our experiences that come as a consequence of structural systems of domination, that render us on the edge or margins in deeply political and personal ways? How do we own them and make room for healing, for all of ourselves? Today Lauren Dunn talks about working through her identities as a mixed-race queer woman and creating room to know and love herself. I have never been one to look at the world simplistically. That is not to say, that the opportunities presented to me throughout shifting environments, peers and family members were not presented in a merely “black” and “white” fashion. I have always been expressively aware that I am different, other.

My home life as a child can be described as what many would categorize as unstable. I have never felt fully accepted in any particular space. The Library  We Are the 15 Percent. Loving v. Virginia. Argument of Philip J. Hirschkop Chief Justice Earl Warren: Number 395, Richard Perry Loving, et al., Appellants, versus Virginia. Mr. Hirschkop. Mr. Cohen: Mr. Chief Justice, may it please the Court. I'm Bernard S. I would like to move the admission of Mr. He's a member of the Bar of Virginia. Chief Justice Earl Warren: Your motion is granted. Mr. Mr. Mr. We will divide the argument. Accordingly, I will handle the Equal Protection argument as we view it and Mr. You have before you today what we consider the most odious of the segregation laws and the slavery laws and our view of this law, we hope to clearly show is that this is a slavery law.

We referred to the law itself -- oh at first, I'd like to bring the Court's attention, there are some discrepancy in the briefs between us and the common law especially as to which laws are in essence. We contend, however, Your Honors that there is much more in essence here. Their children would be declared bastards under many Virginia decisions. Mr. Mr. Children's And Young Adult Books With Interracial Themes. Introduction Multi-racial families, created by biology or adoption, have no doubt been around since some of the earliest travelers set out to meet and explore, to war and conquer, to learn and love. Yet it wasn't until 1967, the year I was born, that laws against mixed race marriages were struck down by the United States Supreme Court.

Today, at least two million American children are of mixed racial descent, and mixed-race marriages are on the rise. According to a 1996 article in the Seattle Times, the number of interracial couples has jumped by 275 percent since 1970 (compare to 16 percent increase in the number of same-race couples during same time period). And that was almost ten years ago. Some children of mixed-racial descent identify themselves as members of one group or another (socialized perhaps by appearance, their parents, or racism).

When you think about it, even those who aren't of mixed descent have diversity somewhere in their family. Don't Miss. Mixed Race Studies » Amina Chaudhri. Stories of Multiracial Experiences in Literature for Children, Ages 9–14 Children’s Literature in EducationDecember 2013, Volume 44, Issue 4 pages 359-376 DOI: 10.1007/s10583-013-9196-5 Amina Chaudhri, Assistant Professor of Teacher EducationNortheastern Illinois University, Chicago William H. Teale, Professor of Literacy, Language and CultureUniversity of Illinois, Chicago This study analyzed 90 realistic novels written and published in the United States between the years 2000 and 2010 and featuring mixed race characters. The researchers examined specific textual features of these works of contemporary and historical fiction and employed Critical Race Theory to contextualize the books within paradigms about multiracial identity.

Introduction There has long been, and continues to be, debate about what literature “is” and the roles it plays in people’s lives (Garber, 2011; Kant, 1892): Does it serve social ends? Stones of Multiracial Experiences. Mixed Heritage Center - Home. Mixed Race Studies. Chinese Cubans: A transnational history by Kathleen Lopez (review) [Roopnarine] Journal of Colonialism and Colonial HistoryVolume 15, Number 1, Spring 2014 DOI: 10.1353/cch.2014.0018 Lomarsh Roopnarine, Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean HistoryJackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi López, Kathleen, Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013) Without a doubt, the literature on Cuba since the mid-nineteenth century to contemporary times has primarily focused on Cuban wars of independence, the abolition of slavery, the United States of America’s involvement and domination and Fidel Castro’s revolution and socialism.

Spanish Whites, Black Africans and Mulattos have been the main ethnic groups discussed. Cuban Chinese have largely been unexplored, save for the period 1847–74, when they were introduced as indentured “Coolies.” López divides her book into three neat sections. The strength of this book lies…