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TSATS and MXRS

Blackness Behind White Skin

Professor: Now everyone stand up Class: [shuffling around to stand up] Professor: Take a look around at all the Black men standing around you. Class:[Everyone begins looking around awkwardly] Professor: Now, everyone sit down, but all the black men remain standing… It is in this very moment I begin to panic. My mind starts to race at a 100mph and I begin to nervously look around as I see everyone sitting down, but all the black men standing tall. “Do ... read more

Education & Family

TSATS and MXRS

Celebrate Multiracial Heritage Month with MICA

March is Multiracial Heritage Month at the Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA) center at the University of Maryland’s Stamp student union! Mixed Roots Stories is proud to partner with this exemplary university group and think it important to tell the stories of student leadership. Check out the re-cap of last year’s mixed heritage month and see this year’s awesome line-up of events (below)! Go participate in a talk, hear spoken word, see a film screening at UMD or, if you’re not a ... read more


Folks

Let’s Make Loving Day a National Holiday

It is time to make Loving Day a national holiday! Celebrate Loving Day 2016 by signing the petition! And then spread the word to everyone you know. Mixed Roots Stories is proud to be apart of this collaborative effort initiated by Loving Day (www.lovingday.org). Find out about other collaborators and ways to supper – here. Here are some of their suggestions on ways to share on social media: Sample posts (Twitter friendly): Get #LovingDay in the @WhiteHouse in 5 seconds. Sign the ... read more


Media

TSATS and MXRS

CMRS 2017 Film Screenings

Mixed Roots Stories will feature the following two films during 4th Critical Mixed Race Studies conference: Coloured: Mixed-Race Voices from South Africa Documentary: Word of Honour: Reclaiming Mandela’s Promise Directed by Kiersten Dunbar Chace Photo Exhibition by Rushay Booysen FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017  1:00 – 2:30pm In 1997, two years prior to his exit from politics, President Nelson Mandela visited the Coloured (mixed-race) township of Bonteheuwel. While there, he delivers an informal speech to a crowd of men, women and children who feared ... read more


Performance

Mixed Roots Stories Schedule at CMRS 2017–At a Glance

Friday 10 AM in TCC 232: Mixed: Pop & Punk Culture 1PM in TCC 227: Coloured: Mixed-Race Voices from South Africa Documentary: Word of Honour: Reclaiming Mandela’s Promise 1 PM in TCC 232: Visual Culture: Mixed Bodies /Mixed Spaces 3 PM in TCC 232: Mixed and Interracial Worlds on Stage 6 PM @ Norris Cinema Theater 850 W. 34th St: Mixed Roots Stories LIVE Performance. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mixed-roots-stories-live-performance-tickets-30492355456   Saturday 9:45 AM in TCC 301: “Interracial Marriage and Mixed Race ... read more


Politics

When Do We Count and Why?

Why do we have a census count every ten years and does it really matter? The question popped into my head while reading a fascinating article by Tanzina Vega of the New York Times: Census Considers How to Measure a More Diverse America – about the preparations for the 2020 census and the challenges on how best to measure diversity.  Why do we have a census is an easy question to answer. As our readers may know, America counts its population every ten years ... read more


Visual Arts

January 2017 Featured Artist – Nicole Kurtz

Nicole Kurtz is our January 2017 Featured Artist She is featured in the 2017 Mixed Roots Stories calendar. In this interview, she shared with us her story, about the piece, and her current projects. Visit Nicole’s website HERE to follow her work!


Writing

BOOK REVIEW – Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post Racial World

Sharon H. Chang’s inaugural book, Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post Racial World, lays out a blue print that outlines the history of white supremacy and how it has corrupted the way people treat each other, specifically Mixed Race/ Multiracial and Multiracial Asian individuals. She develops an important foundation that provides a glimmer of hope for moving forward toward improving our future world, despite the powerful suppressive system before us. The title might make you think it is a parenting book, and it ... read more


Podcast

Sharing the personal stories behind the scholars, activists, artists and community leaders whose work addresses the mixed experience.

January 2017 Featured Artist – Nicole Kurtz

Nicole Kurtz is our January 2017 Featured Artist She is featured in the 2017 Mixed Roots Stories calendar. In this interview, she shared with us her story, about the piece, and her current projects. Visit Nicole’s website HERE to follow her work!