Good, bad, ugly and illuminating everyone has an opinion on race As Biracial people continue trending, the discussion is no longer about a singular topic, but is like playing a game of multi level chess And the co authors of this anthology, like many, have a lot to say on this subject.So much so they decided to write a book about what it means to be Biracial or multGood, bad, ugly and illuminating everyone has an opinion on race As Biracial people continue trending, the discussion is no longer about a singular topic, but is like playing a game of multi level chess And the co authors of this anthology, like many, have a lot to say on this subject.So much so they decided to write a book about what it means to be Biracial or multiracial in 2015 and beyond The project grew rapidly over and above anything they could ever have anticipated, and now their stories are joined by 22 others each examining their common bond.The anthology, Being Biracial Where Our Secret Worlds Collide, is published by Heritage Press Publications It is a non fiction book that cites the experiences of both mixed race authors and those in interracial partnerships of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the world It blends positivity, negativity, humor, pathos and realism in an enlightening exploration of what it means to be than one ethnicity.
Being Biracial Where Our Secret Worlds Collide Good bad ugly and illuminating everyone has an opinion on race As Biracial people continue trending the discussion is no longer about a singular topic but is like playing a game of multi level che
Being Biracial is a book that will make people think It will also pave the way for important and enlightening conversations that might not otherwise take place.I must admit, the concept of a whole person being half one thing and half another, or one part this to two parts that, has never been part of my thought process, be it a matter of race, religion or nationality Rather, I ve always thought of people as a blend of all those who ve gone before parents, grandparents, etc along with a dash of [...]
Being Biracial brings together accounts from across the globe of people either of mixed race heritage or in mixed race relationships, and sometimes a combination of both.The anthology s editors, Sarah Ratliff and Bryony Sutherland, also contribute their own personal accounts Their responses highlight the wide range of experiences that define being biracial.Ratliff of African American, German, Dutch, Irish and Japanese descent, married to an African American devotes a long and considered piece to [...]
This is a fascinating anthology representing some of the myriad of experiences of people born into than one racial identity, or raising children who are biracial What becomes apparent is the difference between the identity one holds of oneself and that which is imposed by external society I have white privilege 3 4 white English, 1 4 white Scottish and will never experience the racism and disconnect that those in this book experience The generosity of each writer in giving of their time and wor [...]
This book is amazing As someone who is biracial, I loved how it was able to capture what I agree with AND what I don t It s simplicity of just letting the various authors tell their personal story shows that those of us who are of multiple racial ethnic backgrounds can be similarbut so different at the same time.I have a tendency to read books while traveling or during those long weekend commutes but I found myself picking it up while having lunch at work or even while having some quiet time at [...]
As one of the co authors of this book, I d be lying if I said I didn t love it But honestly what I love about it isn t just what I wrote The essays written by people from around the world remind me how complex race is and also how honored I was to have worked with such a diverse group of people.
Intimate, important, intensely beautiful.This is a collection of personal truths and journies The reader is given an intricate landscape of our remarkably mixed world, honest voices divulging the arduous and facile experiences of coming from and being racially mixed racially diverse.I highly recommend this book It is beautifully shared and written.
For editors authors Sarah Ratliff and Bryony Sutherland, the topic of mixed race identity is very personal Ratliff has a complex multiracial identity and Sutherland is raising a biracial family Together, the two have midwifed a godsend in Being Biracial Where Our Secret Worlds Collide, a collection of essays written by people who have a personal connection to the mixed race experience either they are of mixed race heritage themselves, are in a mixed race relationship, or are raising children of [...]
You can t argue with a person s story d understanding the story of someone who is bi racial or mixed race is crucial in today s day and age Book draws from a number of different writers, some polished, some not.
Before I even read the first page, I had already started thinking How many people do I actually know that are mixed race, or are parents to a mixed race child The answer to that is several I have friends that are either mixed race or have mixed race children My kids are friends with kids that are mixed race I have a cousin whose mom is white, and her dad is black Further, she is married to a Hispanic man and has two children with him, so her kids are Hispanic, Black and White But what I really t [...]
It took me a couple of days to read the entire book I found it difficult to put down It was enriching to read other people s stories, as well as enlightening to know that there are people who go through similar experiences resulting from very different environments.I m giving this book five stars That s not because I took part in it, nor only because the essays are well written which in itself is deserving of the rating , but also because of the significance of this publication This book has arr [...]
This book is a beautiful mix of essays written by biracial and multiracial people, as well as parents of biracial multiracial children What sets this book apart from the very few others in the same category is that these essays are written by people from all over the world In addition to this large scope, the writers are both young and old and have such differing experiences that what you get is a true kaleidoscope of reality, wisdom and words Even if you aren t mixed race yourself or in an inte [...]
The very first essay, written by Sarah Ratliff, made my jaw drop and my eyes pop Oh yeah, and I cried Sarah calmly and matter of factly recounts her experiences being biracial, but to me I m white as white can be and people only get a smidge curious about my ethnic background when seeing my last name, right up until I say It s German it was like being hit by a sack of bricks.I firmly believe that understanding the experiences of others can help us become better people And in that sense, Being Bi [...]
not all of the stories are written equally well, and the fact that the stories have been gathered from a very diverse group of people from around the globe made the book feel less cohesive to me That said, I appreciated hearing first hand from the different authors about their experiences, and it was a quick and easy read.
Everyone can learn something important from this excellent book Racism cannot be tolerated We are all of the same human race Highly recommended Brava to Sarah Ratliff and Bryony Sutherland and Bryony also was my esteemed editor for Greekscapes for this enlightening book.
Being Biracial is a book that has been on my to read list for who knows how long While I regret not getting to it sooner, at the same time, I also think I made good timing In less than two months, it will be 50 years since Loving v Virginia happened, and this book gives a varied, collective glimpse of the perspectives regarding mixed race relationships and the experiences of mixed race people in the decades after both here in the United States and abroad It just goes to show that there s no one [...]
Stirring and InformativeAs the title implies, this book explores the world that comprises of an eclectic biracial multiracial community that is rarely talked about or studied Sequence of events are weaved into this collection of works, namely, Colonialism, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Panther Black Power Movement, and 9 11 and the impact these events have on the social, economic, and political structures, and on race, color, religion, and customs in the USA [...]