“Mulatto: It’s Not a Cool Word” – Lindsay Catherine Harris / The Atlantic Video

mulattoEvoking 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.

Author: Nadine Ajaka

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2 Comments on "“Mulatto: It’s Not a Cool Word” – Lindsay Catherine Harris / The Atlantic Video"

  1. Avatar Jacqueline Hubbard | March 8, 2016 at 8:11 AM |

    What is wrong with being called Black? Most of us are racially mixed and we are all human, whatever we call ourselves. Historically we have achieved more when we hung together, whatever shade we were.

  2. Avatar Sherwin L. Harden | March 9, 2016 at 1:40 PM |

    We are all seperate individuals who have their on identity, everyone is a human person. It should not matter about color, we have more important issues. Most important issue is to love and treat everyone the same.

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