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COMMENTARY: My President Is Black

Rappers Young Jeezy and Nas said it best – “My President is Black.”

When I shook hands with President Barack Obama at the White House last year, I was looking directly at a Black man – the first African-American commander-in-chief in U.S. 597 more words


Pew study: Majority of Americans don't see President Obama as black

A new Pew Research Center book, entitled The Next America, has found a significant generational gap on matters of race, and concluded, among other things, that the majority of Americans don’t view President Barack Obama as black. 143 more words


Chocolate Girl

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The inspiration for this blog post actually came to me at 4am this morning, when I was replaying an incident that had happened the day before which had bothered me. 1,269 more words

Mixed Race

Blending in and standing out

It’s funny how we like to label everything. Boy. Girl. Tall. Short. Black. White.

For most of my life, I’ve lived without labelling my race – aside from when it was convenient for me to do so – and I’ve never felt ill at ease about choosing “mixed” or “other” on questionnaires. 546 more words

Pew Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Think Obama Is 'Mixed Race', Not Black

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans say that President Barack Obama is mixed race instead of black.


"So I noticed your husband is a negro..."

Disclaimer: This post contains some language that might be uncomfortable for some people, specifically racial slurs and/or outdated terms for particular racial backgrounds. These are presented in the form of quotations and are completely, 100% real things people have said to me. 1,658 more words


Complicating Race or Reproducing Whiteness? Heidi Durrow and The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

[…] Heidi Durrow is also the latest member of the mixed-experience generation to achieve widespread recognition following the publication of her deeply autobiographical first novel. … 1,715 more words