“Michael Richards: Winged” opened at the Stanford Art Gallery on January 22. The exhibition explores the life and work of artist Michael Richards, who was born in Brooklyn in 1963 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Richards achieved renown in the New York art world during the 1990s. His work focused on questions of identity and…
Mixed race applicants to Stanford are “one of the fastest growing groups,” according to Dean of Admissions Richard Shaw.
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.
“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.
The 2010 census, which hit mailboxes this month, is causing scholars and mixed-race people to debate, for just the second time in the count’s history, the dilemma of whether or not to check multiple “race” boxes.
At this year’s St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture, held Thursday at Memorial Auditorium, Valerie Jarrett ’78, a senior advisor to President Obama, encouraged Stanford students to look beyond the private sector and get involved with public service and leadership…