“There were days I would just go home and bawl because the lines get blurred and you’re like, What is me and what is the character?”
The 2010 US Census reports that over 9 million Americans identify as two or more races, comprising 2.9 percent of the total population, an increase of 32 percent since 2000.
Scholar and activist Sharon H. Chang’s new book, “Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World,” published in December by Routledge, is generating excitement among reviewers and readers. More than a research study and more than a parenting guide, the book was awarded #1 New Release on Amazon before it had even begun shipping, and it sold out the first weekend it was released.
…With interviews with 68 parents of 75 young multiracial Asian children about race, racism and identity, Chang delves into history, critical mixed race studies, changing demographics, personal experiences, and includes advice for parents, families, teachers, and friends of multiracial Asian children.
NBC News spoke with Chang about her new book, her research on mixed race families, and why it’s important for parents and children to talk about identity.
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