Author Archive for Ms. Meltingpot

Asian Americans and Skin Color Politics

2013 Korean beauty pageant contestants. Skin color politics often = beauty politics.

Hello Meltingpot Readers, As most of you know, I’m hard at work on my new book, Same Family, Different Colors. In the book, I’m trying to document how skin color politics play out in American families, across different cultures. In…

May is Mixed Experience History Month!

May Is Mixed Experience History Month

Hello Meltingpot Readers, Happy Monday! Happy May! Happy Mixed Experience History Month 2015! If you’ve been a regular reader of the Meltingpot, then Mixed Experience History Month is nothing new. But if perhaps this is your first time traveling through…

#Flashback Friday: Motherhood as a Competitive Sport

Mommy Competitions go global

Hello Meltingpot Readers, Recently a New York Times Op-Ed piece ran that suggested Black mothers were better mothers than White mothers. Besides the multiple comments berating the writer for daring to suggest such a thing on the New York Times…