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Link: Male Yellow Fever, female White Fever and the terrible burden of mix children


It is dark.

Little surprise mixed children have high rates of genetic disease (outbreeding is equally as damaging as inbreeding) and psychiatric illness, considering the number their own parents do on them. 266 more words

Making the Case for My Curls, and other thoughts on serving as a mixed-race American

When I was young, I wished that I were white. In my hometown, you were either white or you were Mexican; I was neither. My desperation to fit in extended so far that I once pleaded with my mother to let me change my name to Jennifer because it was a more “normal” name. 921 more words

Peace Corps

So, What Are You?

“So, what are you anyway?” “No, but where are you really from? Like, your parents?” My usual response follows a rather dry sarcastic answer of, “Human.” Coupled with a light facial expression to make it humorous and not the awkward annoyance I actually feel. 981 more words

On Taye Diggs and Reckoning with the Changing Realities of Race in America

Published on For Harriet, November 24, 2015

My father was a proud paralegal for the NAACP back in the 80s and 90s. He marched in rallies for race equality and was actively involved in uplifting the Black community. 130 more words

Procrastinating in a coffee shop

I’m just going to say it: I’m procrastinating hardcore right now.

I should be writing this paper about Peter Ho Davies’ short story¬†Minotaur,¬†which is actually super relevant to my life, but I just can’t right now. 541 more words