Listen in on “Living in a Multicultural America”. NPR’s Tony Cox talks with Ronald Takaki — professor emeritus of ethnic studies at the University of California at Berkeley — and Jen Chau, founder and executive director of Swirl, a national multi-ethnic organization.
Or should I say…Barack Obama isn’t only black? He’s biracial. He’s bicultural. He’s mixed race. But why do we keep identifying him as solely black? Is it because he looks black? Is it because America isn’t ready for mixed race identities? Are we still buying into the “one drop rule”? And what the heck is a post-racial America anyway?