FREE EVENT: Hapa Japan Festival & Conference in Los Angeles {APR 2-6, 2013}

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Hapa Japan Festival is a FREE EVENT celebrating mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese people and culture.  The event will take place on April 2-6, 2013 in Los Angeles, and will include a concert featuring hapa artists, a comedy night at East West Players, readings by award-winning authors, a historical exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, film screenings […]

Interracial Dating Confession: “I worried what my friends would say”

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Interracial Dating Confession: “I worried what my friends would say” This story first appeared on MusingMomma.com I’ve written this post and rewritten it and started it over at least three times now, until finally I resolved to just write it! And I realized that trying to capture the experience of being in an interracial marriage and […]

Laying the Foundation for Healthy Racial Identity: Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Laying the Foundation for Healthy Racial Identity I’m by no means an expert on raising biracial children. I rely a lot on my husband, insights from other parents (hooray for on-line communities!), and whatever resources I manage to get my hands on, and then, with all of that as a guide, I follow my instincts. […]

Biracial Families: Just when you thought you made a difference…

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Biracial Families: Just when you thought you made a difference… When I first started my professional career I was under the assumption that college made you more culturally sensitive, after all, didn’t everybody take Sociology 101? What I soon found out was, spending $40,000 on a degree does not guarantee that you will be able […]

Add Your Site to Our Multicultural Bloggers Directory!

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Add Your Site to Our Multicultural Bloggers Directory! It’s been a while since we’ve talked about our multicultural bloggers directory, but we want to share it with you again, now that we’ve redesigned and styled it! The Multicultural Familia Directory is a catalog of multicultural blogs and businesses in the online community.  There are mixed […]

Where Are All The South Asian Mom Bloggers {Masala Mommas}

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Where Are All The South Asian Mom Bloggers Today it was shared in our Facebook group that Masala Mommas is looking for South Asian mom bloggers to highlight on their website. In a post titled Where Are All the South Asian Mom Bloggers? that was also recently highlighted on BlogHer, Anjum quotes several South Asian mom bloggers who open up […]

Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting & What It Says About Mainstream American Culture {HuffPost}

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Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting & What It Says About Mainstream American Culture This week’s media representation demonstrates that Sikhs will always be asked to engage with the world in a nationalist idiom. We will always be asked to reaffirm our Americanness, or be spoken of in a last ditch inclusivist effort. President Obama describes Sikhs as […]

U.S. Census Proposes More Changes to Race Categories {Huff Post}

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U.S. Census Proposes More Changes to Race Categories WASHINGTON — To keep pace with rapidly changing notions of race, the Census Bureau wants to make broad changes to its surveys that would treat “Hispanic” as a distinct category regardless of race, end use of the term “Negro” and offer new ways to identify Middle Easterners. […]

Dual Pride at the Olympics: Should Leo Manzano Have Carried Two Flags?

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Dual Pride at the Olympics? With all the ridiculous obsessions about “unfair advantages,” “light-skinned, exotic beauties” and “disgraceful hair-dos” flooding around the Olympic athletes these days, it’s hard to avoid the negative hype.  It seems there is a never-ending supply of insults flying around and a whole lot of not-so-wholesome Olympic finger pointing going on. Earlier today, CNN published […]

10 Things Mainstream Television Networks Should Know About Bicultural Latino Viewers

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10 Things Mainstream Television Networks Should Know About Bicultural Latino Viewers A few days ago, there was an article in the NYTimes that discussed Network TV’s struggle to appeal to Hispanics. It cited failed shows such as “Rob” which critics say was too heavy on the stereotypes. It pointed to “minor successes” such as the George Lopez […]

Raising Color Blind Kids And Why I Wouldn’t Dare {De Su Mama}

Raising Color Blind Kids And Why I Wouldn’t Dare In college I took a year-long Multicultural Mediation course that met on Saturdays and required an overnight camping trip in order to earn a passing grade. Going to school every Saturday is a testament to any college student’s dedication, but I would do it again in […]