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Viewpoints: Legacy of Loving: 50 years after landmark court ruling, interracialism is becoming normalized, but work remains

The Buffalo News, June 18, 2017

My white mother and black father ran from Indiana laws to legally marry in New York, 24 years before the Supreme Court made it a federal right.

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Mixedness

Pangyrus, February 24, 2018

The personal essay is a short writing form for examining a life issue. This blog post describes three fundamental elements of writing one: the personal, the researched facts and the universal insight, while giving examples.

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The Census Always Boxed Us Out

Narratively, October 30, 2017

The US Census had no box for mixed race people like me to honorably check both my black and white heritages for 200 years. That racist perspective was compounded when an ancient Aunt revealed the plantation rape of my black great-grandmother, hidden in Census records by showing a black father.

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Lunch Ticket, Winter/Spring’18 Issue, Flash Prose

The US Census had no box for mixed race people like me to honorably check both my black and white heritages for 200 years. That racist perspective was compounded when an ancient Aunt revealed the plantation rape of my black great-grandmother, hidden in Census records by showing a black father.

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Guest Blog: About the Personal Essay

Acts of Revision, February 16, 2018

The personal essay is a short writing form for examining a life issue. This blog post describes three fundamental elements of writing one: the personal, the researched facts and the universal insight, while giving examples.

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