Fractions of a whole

Mixed race, multicultural, multigenerational communities make up the heart of the Central Valley. Writer Maya Vannini, 16, reflects on what it means to have the cultures of Pakistan, Belgium and Italy in her family. “Growing up in the diverse Central Valley. I’ve been surrounded by second-gen kids like me. Kids that tag -American on the […]

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Mixed race privilege?

Do Band-Aids match your skin color? Are your friends the same race as you? Bay Area high school student Sierra Fang-Horvath faced these questions – and her mixed race identity – while filling out a recent school survey. “I no longer think of myself as Sierra. I’m brown Sierra.” Listen to Fang-Horvath’s story at Youth […]

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White privilege

Looking white isn’t the same as being white. With a Jewish mother and a Peruvian father, Maya Cueva is part of both cultures. But because of the way others perceive her, she feels forced to prove her Peruvian heritage. “I call it ‘coming out as mixed.‘” Read more at Youth Radio.

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