“Mulatto: It’s Not a Cool Word”

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United States, Videos on 2016-03-09 21:32Z by Steven

“Mulatto: It’s Not a Cool Word”

The Atlantic

Nadine Ajaka, Associate Producer for Video

Evoking the Mulatto is a multimedia project examining black mixed identity in the 21st century, through the lens of the history of racial classification in the United States. It was created by the filmmaker Lindsay Catherine Harris, and features compelling interviews with young Americans as they reflect on the complex process of defining themselves. This is the first of four episodes—Harris writes on the website: “Evoking the Mulatto begins with a delicate and poignant portrait of the young biracial body in contemporary society in respect to these legacies, navigating identity within and beyond a black/white binary in the hope of blossoming into a broader discussion on our humanity, the right to our own bodies and our own identities.” To explore the entire project, visit evokingthemulatto.com.

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‘Evoking The Mulatto’ In Mixed-Race America

Posted in Audio, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Social Justice, United States on 2015-11-24 17:00Z by Steven

‘Evoking The Mulatto’ In Mixed-Race America

On Point with Tom Ashbrook
WBUR 90.9 FM
Boston, Massachusetts

Tom Ashbrook, Host


(Clockwise From Top Left) Filmmaker Lindsay Catherine Harris, Ko Smith, Kailya Warren and Bryant Koger in still images from Harris’ “Evoking the Mulatto” multimedia project. (Courtesy the Filmmaker)

Mixed-race America in the time of Black Lives Matter and demographic change. We’ll talk race, identity and the film project “Evoking the Mulatto”.

Mixed race America is a fast-growing piece of the American pie. Ten percent of American births now, and growing. Until 1967, interracial marriage was illegal in many states. Today, relationships regularly cross all the old racial lines. What is it like to be that American? A new film project with the provocative title “Evoking the Mulatto” talks with lots of mixed race Americans about their everyday experience and their most intimate thoughts on love, beauty, justice, racial identity, and the American future. This hour, On Point, we’re listening to mixed race Americans.

Listen to the story (00:47:49) here. Download the story here.

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“Evoking the Mulatto” Screening + Panel Discussion

Posted in Arts, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United States, Videos on 2015-11-20 02:57Z by Steven

“Evoking the Mulatto” Screening + Panel Discussion

The National Black Programming Consortium

Tune in Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM ET for a back-to-back screening of all four episodes from “Evoking the Mulatto,” a transmedia project about 21st-century mixed black identity. A discussion will follow with Judy Pryor-Ramirez, director of Civic Engagement & Social Justice at the New School; Lise Funderburg, author of “Black, White, Other” and the 2013 National Geographic article “The Changing Face of America“; plus “Evoking the Mulatto” interviewee Giovanna Fischer and the project’s creator, Lindsay Harris.

View the entire presentation (01:35:55) here.

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