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The Daily brief: July 5, 2011

The Cardinal wins the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup for its 17th consecutive year… 2011 Knight Fellows unveil projects for journalism’s future… President of Mexico Felipe Calderon and his role in the 2012 race for the Mexican presidency… English professor Michele Elam on mixed-race stereotypes today… Stanford news from around the Web for July 5, 2011.

Exploring racial ambiguity

“My image started showing up as a mixed-race academic,” Elam said of her growing prominence in the ’90s. “Sometimes I was of color, sometimes I was Latina and then other times I was some kind of white. At one point I asked, what are you doing with my image?”

A personal connection to mixed race and ethnicity led Elam to conduct extensive research and produce numerous publications about the field.