biracial

9 Stories

Miss World Japan Called 'Dirty' for Being Biracial

Priyanka Yoshikawa wants to 'change perceptions'

(Newser) - Growing up in Japan, "everyone thought I was a germ. Like, if they touched me they would be touching something bad," says Priyanka Yoshikawa. It's an experience she wants no one else to endure. The half-Indian, half-Japanese English teacher crowned Miss World Japan on Monday has promised... More »

Woman Sues Sperm Bank Over Biracial Baby...Again

She wants more than $150K for being given sperm from a black man

(Newser) - A white Ohio woman mistakenly provided with sperm from a black man is suing the sperm bank she says is responsible…again. Reuters reports Jennifer Cramblett filed the new lawsuit in federal court on Friday. It claims the Midwest Sperm Bank committed negligence, fraud, and misconduct when it provided her... More »

WaPo Columnist Links 'Gag Reflex,' Interracial Marriage

Richard Cohen catching flak over latest opinion piece

(Newser) - Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is raising a lot of eyebrows today with his latest column , which is about Iowa's conservative Republicans and includes, well, this:
  • "People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York—a white man married to a
... More »

Strom Thurmond's Secret Daughter Dead at 87

Segregationist never publicly acknowledged mixed-race daughter

(Newser) - Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the mixed-race daughter of arch-segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond, has died at the age of 87. Her mother was a 16-year-old maid working for the Thurmond family in South Carolina when she was impregnated by the man who went on to serve 48 years in the Senate, where... More »

Past Decade Sees Biracial Baby Boom

It's a 'ray of hope' for race relations: expert

(Newser) - The number of biracial American babies has zoomed upward during the past decade, according to census data, in what analysts call a positive sign for US race relations. The increase has been driven by more interracial couples as well as more parents choosing to identify their kids as mixed-race, the... More »

Obama Only Marked Black on Census—Unfortunately

It could have been 'historic teaching moment,' writes Gregory Rodriguez

(Newser) - When Barack Obama sat down to fill out his census form, he checked off one race: black. And as one of the most famous mixed-race people in the world, "he missed an opportunity," writes Gregory Rodriguez for the Los Angeles Times . In the 20th century, the idea of... More »

Obama Blew It With 'Black' Census Pick

He missed a chance to celebrate being biracial

(Newser) - Elizabeth Chang wants America to "move beyond the tired concept of race," which is why she's so disappointed that President Obama chose to check only "black" on his census form. Under the rules, he could have checked "white" as well, or "some other race."... More »

For Census Purposes, Obama's African-American

In response to question about race, president checks one box

(Newser) - When he filled out his census form yesterday, President Obama identified himself as African-American. The son of a black Kenyan and a white Kansan, Obama had the option to check more than one box. He didn't hesitate before choosing "Black, African Am., or Negro," White House press secretary... More »

Lost Children of Vietnam War Seek Their Place

Amerasians, shunted aside in both cultures, want citizenship

(Newser) - Some American servicemen left children behind when they came home from Vietnam and Korea, and those Amerasians, now in their 30s and 40s, are stuck between two cultures that don't fully accept them. "I am not a refugee, but I am being treated as one," says a member... More »

9 Stories

AROUND THE WEB