Tag Archives: Family

Developing and Defending Mixed Identity: Lessons from the Caribbean Diaspora

With parents from Trinidad and Tobago, Ken says he is one‐third Chinese, one‐sixth Scottish, one‐fourth African, two‐sevenths Amerindian, one‐seventh Welsh, half Trinidadian, one‐tenth Barbadian, four‐fifths Guyanese, and therefore, a “true true full‐ blooded West Indian stereotype.” (Ken Corsbie in Dindayal, … Continue reading

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F8: Why I love the Fast and Furious Franchise

F8: Better than Furious Seven, still not as good as Fast Five. But #Letty and #Ramsey are my new favorite #dynamicduo. Continue reading

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“What is the right age to begin teaching kids about race?”

I was recently asked this question by a colleague. This is my detailed response, which I think belongs here… This does not have a simple answer, but there is a lot of research looking at the psychological development of children … Continue reading

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Oprah Winfrey and My Personal Trajectory from Couch Potato to Professor

Today, the mighty Ms. O will be visiting the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University for the opening of our new studio and innovation center. I will be attending the luncheon where she will be the featured speaker. In honor of breathing the same … Continue reading

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Isla Vista Killings: The Unfortunate Manifestation of a “Tortured Mulatto”

Many are shocked when I mention this phrase.  The tortured, or tragic, mulatto is a stereotype that describes the situation of mixed race individuals. This classic racism highlights their unique place between groups, and assumes that existing at this unique … Continue reading

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Race and Gender in the Fast and Furious Franchise

I wrote this after watching Fast & Furious 6. I never posted it. I suppose now is a good time. RIP Paul Walker. Fast and Furious (F&F) is the only film franchise with a majority non-White cast to have an … Continue reading

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