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Not Japanese enough


Ariana Miyamoto is Japanese by legal definition. The 20-year-old was born in Japan. She is a Japanese citizen. She grew up in Japan. She is also Japanese by beauty pageant definition—she was just crowned Miss Japan to represent the island nation in the Miss Universe pageant. 454 more words

ICYMI: Miss Japan Is The New Black

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Have you heard? Ariana Miyamoto was just crowned 2015 Miss Universe Japan and will represent Japan in the Miss Universe pageant!

Here’s a… 173 more words

Race And Culture

What It’s Like To Be Swirly (A poem)

Like a chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream cone
It’s your friend pointing out you’re swirly
Not knowing whether to check black, white, or other
Being asked ‘So what exactly are you?’ 157 more words

"Dido" Elizabeth Belle

Dido Elizabeth Belle and the Lady Elizabeth Murray

“Dido” Elizabeth Belle was a bi-racial woman born into slavery in 1761 in the West Indies, the daughter of a slave woman, Maria Belle and a British career naval officer, John Lindsay, who was stationed there. 771 more words


Hai: An Essay

I sat across from my grandmother—Ah-chan in Japanese—at the table in the middle of her dining room. My family’s summer visit had drawn to a close; in a few hours my mother, sister and I would be on a plane heading back to San Francisco. 901 more words

what is she?

What is she? Cute as a button, that’s what!

When we’re oot ‘n’ aboot, my daughter’s appearance garners many inquisitive stares. Because of her fair complexion and silken hair, passersby sometimes try to discern without asking outright if there’s a  familial connection. 382 more words