Thinking Outside the White Box

Posted in Articles, New Media, United States on 2009-10-22 18:34Z by Steven

Thinking Outside the White Box

University of Southern California
USC News

Cristy Lytal
On: 2009-10-12 18:31

“I am not part this or part that but whole. I am me.” That’s how one of USC’s multiracial students described herself at the Face It!: Project ReMiX Kickoff event at El Centro Chicano on Sept. 22.

More than 50 students posted Polaroids of themselves on a wall and scribbled self-descriptions that ranged from humorous to heady…

…Hosted by Asian Pacific American Student Services, the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs and El Centro Chicano, Project ReMiX — now in its second year — provides a space for USC students to discuss and explore the mixed-race generation.

“Multiracial communities are the fastest-growing communities in this country,” said Sumun Pendakur, director of Asian Pacific American Student Services. “And here at USC, about 17 percent of the incoming Asian Americans are mixed, about 24 percent of the incoming African Americans and about 29 percent of the incoming Latino/Chicano students are mixed. So that’s a huge number of students we’re talking about.”…

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