by Tracey Ross onDecember 12, 2012
Writer Tracey Ross, who says she's had her racial identity questioned because of everything from her hair to her interest in Buddhism, argues in a piece for Ebony that skepticism about her blackness reveals a misunderstanding of the forces that have shaped it.
by Lathleen Ade-Brown onNovember 10, 2012
A biographer recounts the life of Alexandre Dumas, father of the famous novelist.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onApril 26, 2012
Despite having a mixed-race president who checks just one box, more Americans than ever seem comfortable claiming a complicated ethnic identity.
by Lauren Williams onDecember 13, 2010
Checking a census box that says "black" doesn't mean you're denying your white ancestry. It's just how we roll in America.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onDecember 13, 2010
A report that biracial people are denying their white parents seems absurd to our writer -- but she's paying attention anyway.
December 13, 2010
A new study posits that black-white biracial adults are increasingly choosing, like President Obama, to emphasize their blackness. But in this country, "black" has always been a mongrel affair.
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