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On being mixed

It’s Lunar New Year, and the sun has just set over the terracotta roofs on the horizon. With dusk comes a cool, cleansing breeze into the sprawling neighborhoods of Santa Clara and through the screen door of my grandparents’ home. Here, in the city of my birth, the immigration site of my ancestors, my family…

The natural hair community is greater than Dove’s mistakes

The natural hair movement is about acceptance of Black beauty in all shades and hair textures. It purposely ignores the white beauty standards and uplifts black beauty. It includes all of the women featured in the commercial, and it also includes the girls who weren’t featured in the commercial and felt invisible. They need to learn to accept their curls, kinks, and naps, too. It took me a while to accept mine.

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.

Blending together

Multiracial associations have in recent years been popping up on college campuses all around the country. These organizations aim to promote multicultural awareness and provide students with a safe environment to discuss multiracial issues. Many Stanford students were surprised that an organization for mixed-race students does not exist on campus.