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Being Biracial-Bridging Two Worlds

Jul 18, 2013

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According to the US census, the number of people who consider themselves multiracial has grown by 32% over the past decade. Yet America’s troubled racial past and complicated attitudes about race can pose challenges for biracial families and children. Where does a biracial person fit in? What kind of identity crisis can they face? And what should parents think of when raising a biracial child? On the other hand, being from two or more cultures can be a rich and rewarding experience. Guests Sarah Starnes, founding member of the Multiracial Family Circle; Jenee Osterheldt, reporter at the Kansas City Star and Dr. Shawn Alexander, African American Studies professor at KU, help bridge these different worlds.