What's it Like Living as a Parent of Multiracial Children/Being a Multiracial Person?

Feb 16, 2017

Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat

Did you know the second fastest-growing racial group in the U.S. are those who claim two or more races – when it was just 40 years ago laws prohibited interracial marriage. The Loving v. Virginia case is a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court that overturned those laws. 

 On Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat, Lorna Bryant spoke with

  • Dr. Gregory Canillas, Ph.D. - teaches in a doctoral program in applied clinical psychology, multiracial man
  • Geneva Peppars - HSU student/news production assistant and biracial woman
  • Michelle Showers - sociology lecturer and parent of three biracial children
  • James Flower - local attorney and grandfather of a biracial child

We will talk about navigating in society through the lens of a person who is multiracial or the parent of someone who is. We'll talk about if the label is necessary or if we are truly living in a 'post-racial' world were racial labels no longer apply. And what about the difficult choice when a multiracial person is asked to 'just pick one' race to identify themselves? When it comes to these experiences, there’s nothing black and white about it.