Multiracial and Biracial Student Associations?

University of Maryland’s Multiracial and Biracial Student Association Above is an article in the New York Times entitled, “Race Remixed: Black? White? Asian? More Young Americans Chose All of the Above.”  The journalist of the article interviewed members of University of Maryland’s Multiracial and Biracial Student Association and it inspired me to advocate for a similar […]

President Barack Obama

With the 2012 Presidential Election coming up so soon, this seems like an appropriate topic to discuss. I read an interesting book before the 2008 Presidential Election discussing the matter of race in the presidential campaign 4 years ago.  Tim Wise’s book Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From An Angry White Male includes a fascinating chapter […]

Columbus Day

  I read this interesting article titled, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen. Simon & Schuster, 1995. On that note, Columbus Day this year was a little under a month ago on October 8th.  This holiday commemorates Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas on October […]

Why Multicultural Studies Matter

Dear President James Doti and fellow Chapman University students, Remember when this happened at UCLA? I hope you’re all familiar with the racist rant that came from UCLA Political Science undergraduate, Alexandra Wallace, in which she mocks Asians and all the terrible, rude, un-American things that they do.  If there’s anything I get out of […]

My Chapman Identity Experience

My goal through this blog is to educate, spread awareness and embrace diversity, multiracialism and multiculturalism within the Chapman community and to those viewing this blog.  Through the previously posted issues, articles and books that I have discussed, I hope that it all interests you and provides new insights and perspectives that maybe weren’t on […]

Mixed Races in Television

Glee.  Grey’s Anatomy.  Sullivan and Son. Up front, these televisions shows may have the most diverse casts possible in entertainment today.  And I’m sure we’d like to think that racism in television no longer exists, especially when up until recently multiculturalism wasn’t showcased or embraced at all.  Glee includes a case of white characters, African Americans, […]

“Hapa-ness”

This trailer for Karen Suzuki’s documentary Hapa-ness embodies everything I feel regarding the struggles of defining a multiracial identity.  Hapa, in other words, means being half-Japanese.  This documentary gives audiences a look into the lives and experiences of Half-Japanese individuals residing in Canada.  Individuals in the documentary describe their struggles to identify as Canadian citizens because of […]