Every mixed person has probably heard this question... There is no one voice for the multiracial community as we are all unique. But there are some stories that we share.
Join us for the LIVE launch of our podcast this Sunday, 7/30 at 8:30pm during the @sideshowfringe. During the live episode "For the Love of Loving" we will discuss the landmark civil rights supreme court decision and what it means to each of us to be #multiracial .
For today's thread of the day I'm still kind of on the independent artist tip. So today we'll feature some recently published books by a few independent authors. 📚📚📚
The first one hits home somewhat for me because this year my son will be entering kindergarten and I'm a little bittersweet about this new transition. I worry about him. I just want to make sure he's going to be ok in "big kid school". I want to make sure no one is going to make fun of him. I want him to have friends and be happy. As the mother of a little black boy with a hug afro, I worry whenever I send him out into the world without me. 📚📚📚
What Am I? does a perfect job of tackling those parental fears when it comes to race and children. "When Nouredine goes to his first day of school at Fitra Pre-School, his joy is crushed when one of his schoolmates asked, ‘What are you?’ and mockeries ensued. He turns to his parents for an answer which satisfies him.
This book uses a theist approach to discuss race issues with biracial children from Black and White parents.
We can all agree that the 'What Race Are You?' is an inevitable question biracial and mixed race children will face at least once in their lives if not permanently.
Nouredine's father is an American citizen originally from the Balkans. His mother is also a US citizen originally from West Africa. Nouredine is American and was born in Texas. Depending on how the reader looks at it, Nouredine can be considered African-American, biracial or multi-racial."
Spotted. School uniform, casual convo with papa across the way (oui, en français). Our Parisian hapasib here, spotted on the métro, surely has a bright future ahead of her. Suspected French/ Chinese ethnicity.