Episode 1:Biraciality:Embracing the Nuanced Nature of Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
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In this episode of the Demystifying Diversity Podcast, Daralyse Lyons interviews a variety of Biracial individuals about their experiences navigating life with multiple, intersecting identities. She asks: How has the enduring impact of slavery and ongoing systemic racism contributed to how people identify in terms of race? How does race act as a social construct? Why is there a broad spectrum of blackness and a narrow spectrum of whiteness, and is it possible to embrace more non-binary, nuanced conceptions of race?

Through the stories and experiences of the voices in this episode, you will be asked to examine skin privilege, race, and the ways in which the bigoted one-drop rule still infiltrates our conceptions of ourselves and each other. When it comes to racial and ethnic identity, there are no easy answers, but we need to be asking ourselves questions about the ways in which historical power dynamics continue to show up in the lives of Biracial people.

As we move forward, the most important question may be: How can we own and embrace all aspects of our identities, and what is lost when we don't?

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Voices featured:

-AnnaMarie Jones

-Russita Buchanan

-Isabel Ballester

-Jose Gonzalez

-Malcolm Burnley

-JoAnn George

-Sunny Taylor

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