Mixed Match: Film Spotlights the Dire Need for Multiracial Donors

As the mother of two mixed-race kids, I knew that raising multiethnic children would present some challenges. However, I never imagined that serious medical issues could be among them. Thankfully, my own boys are healthy, but other families are not so fortunate. And that’s what the new documentary Mixed Match is shedding light on: the fact that less than 3% of people on the national bone marrow registry are multiethnic – creating dangerously slim odds for survival....more
My nephew is a mixed race. Good to know. I will forward this information to my sister and bro-in ...more

Applying to College: Don’t Check Asian. Or Do?

How the Model Minority Myth is Driving Some College Applicants to Hide Their Ethnicity An article published by the Associated Press this weekend highlighted a growing problem among students applying to college: potential discrimination against Asian American applying to elite universities. In particular, Hapa -- or Asian mixed-race -- applicants face the dilemma of whether or not to acknowledge their racial makeup....more
Great post. The Asian kids we know are now repackaging themselves as purple-haired independent ...more

Mulatto or Mixed-Race?

In an ongoing series on mixed-race identity, The New York Times reports that the term ‘mulatto’ is making a comeback among 20-somethings. As a 40-something, I despise the term ‘mulatto’ and consider it offensive. The history of the word stems from our country’s legacy of slavery and racism when mixed-race people who were any part African American were ‘mulatto’....more

You said that, "The history of the word stems from our country’s legacy of slavery and racism ...more

Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out Anthology

Faith Adiele will be hosting the Bay Area Book Launchhttp://faithadiele.blogspot.com/...more