Thursday, April 03, 2008

Race in America

I've been busy, so my comments on Barack Obama's speech on race have been missing from this blog. And will continue to do so, because I'm still busy.

As a biracial person who also identifies as black, I really appreciated the speech, and much like the folks in the NY Times article regarding mixed race (though, I think being mixed like Barack and me is a little different from some of the other people profiled in the article), I did feel that he honored the struggle that many mixed-race individuals face in developing an identity in a country focused on single categorization.

I also really liked this segment from Day to Day from Monday. It was both informative and hilarious. Can't beat that.

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