1996 Multiracial Issues in the Media and Other Organizations

Click on the links below to read articles, stories and interviews published and broadcast by the nation’s media.

Lexxicon: “Are Those Your Kids?”
by Linda Devault (Lexxicon)
http://www.lexxicon.com/yerkids.htm (1996)

*501 A Hand To Rock The Cradle: Transracial Adoption, The Multiethnic Placement Act, and a Proposal For the Arkansas General Assembly
by Chip Chiles (Arkansas Law Review and Bar Association)
http://lawreview.uark.exu/Online_Edition/articles96_97/articletexts/chilestxt.html (1996)

Lexxicon Talks to Konrad Hernblad
http://www.lexxicon.com/konrad.htm (1996)

Secret Daughter
Frontline (PBS)
http://www2.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/secret/ (1996)

The Chosen One
by Gary Smith (Sports Illustrated)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/golf/pga/features/tiger/chosen/ (December 23, 1996)

Ethnically Speaking: Man who hasn’t spoken to his African-American pal in 43 years still hurt by their confrontation
by Larry G. Meeks (The Detroit News)
http://detnews.com/1996/detroit/9612/12/12120071.htm (December 12, 1996)

After Adopting a Biracial Child
by Mitch Pearlstein (Star Tribune)
http://www.amexp.org/strib/strib12896.htm (December 8, 1996)

Commentary: The saga of Tiger Woods tells much about complexities of race
by Henry Yu (The Detroit News)
http://detnews.com/1996/outlook/9612/09/12080009.htm (December 8, 1996)

Talk of the Nation: Transracial Adoption
(National Public Radio)
http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnps05fm.cfm?SegID=11172 (December 5, 1996)

More Multiracials, Fewer Blacks?
by Paul Magnusson (Business Week)
http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/december/new1205b.htm (December 5, 1996)

Census Tests Category to Identify Racial Groups
by Steven A. Holmes (LatinoLink)
http://www.latinolink.com/news/1205ncen.htm (December 4, 1996)

The one-drop-of-blood rule
by Dinesh D’Souza (Forbes)
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/120296/5813048a.htm (December 2, 1996)

The new ingredient in the identity of black biracial children
by Larry E. Davis (The WU Record)
http://wupa.wustl.edu/nai/opeds/opeds96/davisDec96.html (December 1996)

Blurring the Lines: The Author of a `Bill of Rights’ for Multiracial Americans Says It’s Time to Recognize the Struggle of Those Born of Two Cultures.
by Jon Marmor (Columns)
http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/dec96/blurring1.html (December 1996)

Two Worlds, One Life: Growing Up Multiracial
by Stacie R. Yee (St. Anthony Online)
http://www.americancatholic.org/messenger/1296/feature2.html (December 1996)

“What Are You?: Multiracial in a Black-And-White World”
by Neal Thompson (New Jersey Reporter)
http://epn.org/njr/novdec96/multrace.htm (November/December 1996)

A PLACE FOR US From el Barrio to Suburbia
by Roger Hernandez (The New Jersey Reporter)
http://epn.org/njr/novdec96/barrio.htm (November/December 1996)

Ethnically Speaking: People who categorize others by their race should get to know them as individuals
by Larry G. Meeks (The Detroit News)
http://detnews.com/1996/detroit/9611/21/11210114.htm (November 21, 1996)

‘Whiteness’ seminar challenges race bias
by David Lamb (Houston Chronicle)
http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/nation/96/11/20/white.html (November 20, 1996)

What are You? Multiracial in a Black-And-White World
by Neal Thompson (New Jersey Reporter)
http://www.njreporter.org/njreporter/pub/1996v26n4thompson.html (November/December 1996)

A Vested Interest In Maintaining Jim Crowism
by Charles Michael Byrd (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/editor8.html (November/December 1996)

The Medicalization of Race: Scientific Legitimization of a Flawed Social Construct
by Ritchie Witzig (Annals of Internal Medicine)
http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/15oct96/medrace.htm (October 15, 1996)

Mixed-race couples, children brave racism
by Nichele Hoskins (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
http://www.star-telegram.com:80/news/doc/1047/1:METRO73/1:METRO73101296.html (October 12, 1996)

Close-up: Scientists reject the traditional notion of races
by Robert S. Boyd (The Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/extra/browse/html/altgene_100996.html (October 9, 1996)

Racial Classifications Should Be Updated
by Joseph Diaz Calderon (Long Valley Times)
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/2446/letters.htm (October 1, 1996)

He Never Cries Wolf
by Sarah Phelan (Metro Santa Cruz)
http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cruz/09.12.96/native-9637.html (September 12 -18, 1996)

Compensation’s Secret
by Charles Michael Byrd (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/editor7.html (September/October 1996)

More blacks and whites in America are tying the knot
by Mark Puls (The Detroit News)
http://www.detnews.com/1996/menu/stories/62577.htm (August 29, 1996)

Blood Simple: The politics of miscegenation.
by Eric Liu (Slate Magazine)
http://www.slate.com/Features/BloodSimple/BloodSimple.asp (August 20, 1996)

No harmony in unions of black, white
by Gregory Kane (The Baltimore Sun)
http://www.sunspot.net/columnists/data/kane/0814kane.shtml (August 14, 1996)

“Should Jews vote to dismantle affirmative action?” Racial preferences unfair
by Lawrence J. Siskind (Jewish Bulletin of Northern California)
http://www.jewishsf.com/bk960809/comm1.htm (August 9, 1996)

America is Experiencing an Unprecedented Increase in Black-White Intermarriage
by Douglas J. Besharov and Timothy J. Sullivan (The New Democrat)
http://www.dlcppi.org/tnd/9607/COVER4.HTM (July-August 1996)

Racial divisions marring planned solidarity march
(Nando Times)
http://www.nando.net/newsroom/ntn/nation/072196/nation2_1944.html (July 21, 1996)

Multiracial and Wishing to be Counted
by Eunice Moscoso (LatinoLink)
http://www.latinolink.com/art/0713lmul.htm(July 13, 1996)

All Mixed Up
by Emil Guillermo (AsianWeek)
http://www.asianweek.com:80/71296/emil71296.html (July 12, 1996)

Does America Need a New Racial Category?
by Linda Matthews (LatinoLink)
http://www.latinolink.com/art/07061rac.htm (July 6, 1996)

Weekend All Things Considered: South African Intermarriage
by Renee Montagne (National Public Radio)
http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnps05fm.cfm?SegID=9147 (July 6, 1996)

Why the multiracial community must march!
by Charles Michael Byrd (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/editor6.html (July 1996)

The racial cul-de-sac
by William Javier Nelson (BRAZZIL) (June 24, 1996)

In Thailand, biracial is hip
by Jiraporn Wongpaithoon (The Seattle Times)
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=thai&date=19960614 (June 14, 1996)

Helms, Jackson – and “Others”
by Roger Hernandez (LatinoLink)
http://www.latinolink.com/opinion/rog0609.html (June 9, 1996)

Interracial romances are no crimes
by Staci J. Wahl (Iowa State Daily)
http://www.daily.iastate.edu/volumes/Spring96/Mar-19-96/op2-sw.html (May 19, 1996)

Interracial generation: “We are who we are”
by Daryl Strickland (Seattle Times)
http://www.seattletimes.com/topstories/browse/html/race_050596.html (May 5, 1996)

Many American Dilemmas: The statistical politics of counting by race and ethnicity
by Peter Skerry (The Brookings Review)
http://www.brookings.org/pub/review/skersu96.htm (Summer 1996 Vol. 14 No. 3)

How To Record Race
by Suzann Evinger (American Demographics)
http://www.marketingtools.com/publications/ad/96_ad/9605_ad/9605af02.htm (May 1996)

Louis Farrakhan: A Mixed-Race Jew?
by Charles Michael Byrd (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/editor5.html (May/June 1996)

Don’t you dare list them as ‘other’: Multiracial Americans seek Full Recognition
by Hannah Beech (U.S. News & World Report)
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/birace.htm (April 8, 1996)

What a message to send as Easter Sunday nears
by Joe Murray (The Standard-Times)
http://www.s-t.com/daily/04-96/04-03-96/1aracism.htm (April 3, 1996)

Church refuses to marry biracial couple
(The Associated Press)
http://www.thonline.com/th/news/1996/th0404/stories/5738.htm (April 4, 1996)

‘Loving’ film follows interracial couple who won the right to wed
by Yvette Walker (The Detroit News)
http://www.detnews.com/menu/stories/41792.htm (March 29, 1996)

Biracial baby can remain in family plots
(Flambeau News)
http://www.floridaflambeau.com/Internet%20Back%20issues/032896/news4.html (March 28, 1996)

Multiculturalism: Identity politics leads activists to demand, “Don’t call us white”
by Jonathan Tilove (The Detroit News)
http://www.detnews.com/menu/stories/38231.htm (March 3, 1996)

Kweisi Mfume: Perpetuating white “racial purity?”
by Charles Michael Byrd (INTERRACIAL VOICE)
http://www.interracialvoice.com/editor4.html (March/April 1996)

Interracial Dating: Leave Our Love Alone
by Tabitha Suarez (The Brown Daily Herald)
http://www.netspace.org/herald/issues/022396/tabitha.f.html (February 23, 1996)

Biracial students spark heritage recognition movement
by Janet Singleton (Temple News)
http://newsroom.temple.edu/issues/Archives/Spring96/feb21/news4.html (February 21, 1996)

Regent, Senator Trade Insults At State Hearing
by Ryan Tate (Daily Cal)
http://www.dailycal.org/Issues/02.21.96/senate.txt (February 21, 1996)

‘Wall Of Shame’ Provokes Look At Interracial Dating
by Celeste Tarricone (The Brown Daily Herald)
http://www.netspace.org/herald/issues/020996/dating.f.html (February 9, 1996)

The color of love: A son discovers his mother’s Jewish roots and his own identity
by Pam Janis (The Detroit News)
http://detnews.com/menu/stories/34144.htm (February 1, 1996)

Biracial people symbolize future of race
by Clarence Page (The Detroit News)
http://detnews.com/menu/stories/34007.htm (January 31, 1996)

The Melungeon People “Article in story form concerning the Melungeon people.”
by Vern Jordan (the People’s Paths home page)
http://www.yvwiiusdinvnohii.net/lit/molung.html (1996)

The Spiritual Journey of a Lumbee Granddaughter
by Gloria Dawn Luke Holback (Gloria’s Genealogy and History Gateway)
http://www.geocities.com/heartland/plains/2604/Journey.htm (1996)

Racemixing – Worse Than Murder
by Kevin Alfred Strom (Free Speech)
http://www.natvan.com/free-speech/fs961c.html (January 1996)

”Lightningbolt” Interview With Hyemeyohsts Storm
by Daniel Redwood D.C. (HealthWorld Online)
http://www.healthy.net/asp/templates/interview.asp?PageType=Interview&ID=215 (1996)

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