A Scrambled Egg–Not All Yellow, Not All White, Mixed

Several months ago I blogged on What Cheerios and Kids Can Teach Us About Race, looking at some of the attitudes about biracial families.  Right after,  I wanted to post Ling's college essay about being biracial (with her permission of course) to present an inside view of what it's felt like.  But we worried it might mess with the college application process.  So I'm posting it now that all that's been decided! by Abigail Chuan-Ling Tuan MacLean A couple weeks ago my Mandarin teacher walked ove … [Read more...]

What Cheerios and Kids Can Teach Us About Race

When I was in junior high, Mama threatened to disown me if I married non-Chinese.  Baba bemoaned that we lived in China for his sabbatical at the wrong time--at 14 I was too young to marry off to a nice Chinese boy.  I didn't know whether they had changed their minds until the week before my sister's wedding--to a White guy.  But the wedding seemed to be progressing, and neither parent had threatened any major action."How're you guys feeling about this?" I asked.  "What happened to I'll dis … [Read more...]