On Episode 23 of the Multiracial Family Man Podcast (#MultiracialFamilyMan on Twitter), I speak with Susan Graham, Executive Director of Project RACE (http://www.projectrace.com/).
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The mission of Project RACE is:
“Project RACE advocates for multiracial children, multiracial adults, and their families primarily through multiracial education and community awareness. We do not advocate for racial classifications, but are committed to the appropriate inclusion of multiracial people on any forms that require racial identification. We support policies that make a positive impact on people of multiracial heritage at local, state, and national levels.
Teen Project RACE empowers teenagers and young adults to advocate for multiracial people of all ages and their families. We educate about the importance of inclusion of multiracial people on forms that require us or our families to indicate race and ethnicity.
Project RACE and Teen Project RACE also educate and encourage the medical community to include multiracial people on health-related forms, in data collection and in clinical trials. We increase the pool of multiracial donors by sponsoring bone marrow donor drives and we encourage the life-saving utilization of umbilical cord blood.”
Listen as Susan talks about her youth in Detroit, her interracial marriage, and raising biracial, Jewish children. Susan then discusses how her experience of being forced to “check a box” on census forms led her to create Project RACE, which advocates for multiracial families and is leading the charge for identifying marrow donors for those who are multiracial.