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Signs of a New American Identity

Stories of people, communities, and groups strengthened by diversity.

Race: Are We So Different? Race: Are We So Different?
by Ashlee Green
Line up a dozen skin types against your own: Can you tell where black ends and white begins?
Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race
by Berit Anderson
Mark Tauber's Blended Nation is a book that chronicles the struggle for identity faced by mixed-race individuals.
Just Cause Broaden's Fight for Tenant's Rights Just Cause Broaden's Fight for Tenant's Rights
by Berit Anderson
Two organizations working on opposite sides of the Bay Bridge realized that they would be better able to serve low-income tenants by working together.
Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative Colors in New York: A Restaurant Cooperative
by Berit Anderson
Mamdouh founded the worker-owned Colors as a tribute to those who’d lost their lives in the World Trade Center.
Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers
by Ashlee Green
Teja Arboleda is part of a new generation of mixed-race comedians who are using humor to break down racial barriers.
Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J. Intentional Integration in Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
Pennsauken, pop. 36,800, established a Stable Integration Board to oversee real-estate transactions and other efforts, and a multicultural community has flourished.
Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience
by Ashlee Green
Kip Fulbeck created the book he always wanted as a kid: The Hapa Project, a series of photos and essays documenting the part-Asian experience.
Jen Chau Forms Swirl, Unites Communities Jen Chau Forms Swirl, Unites Communities
by Berit Anderson
The daughter of a white Jewish mother and a Chinese father, Jen Chau started a meet-up group called Swirl, for multiracial people who wanted to form their own networks.
US Social Forum: Forging Alliances, a Movement of Movements US Social Forum: Forging Alliances, a Movement of Movements
by Ashlee Green
Organizers expect more than 25,000 when the second United States Social Forum meets June 22–26, 2010, in Detroit.
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