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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Tuesday, October 18, 2011: Interracial Dating: the LGBTQ Remix. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

You can find the transcript here, in a pdf. (more…)

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Originally published at The Time Is Always Right

by Jen Chau

In the past couple of years, I have noticed a certain complacency that I never noticed before, in my eleven years of leading Swirl. The same passion and the same excitement around building multiracial communities had faded a bit. In the one year leading up to the Presidential election, we launched five new chapters (the norm had been a chapter every year or every other year). People were excited by the energy created by Obama’s campaign, and they were motivated and eager to be a part of creating supportive and inclusive multiracial communities. (more…)

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by Rayuela

Cry, the Beloved Country was written by Alan Paton and was first published in Great Britain in 1948. It is set in the South Africa of the 1940s (1946 to be precise) – a country fraught with racial tensions and searching desperately for a solution to its problems. Apartheid was instituted only four months after book was published. (more…)

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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, September 23, 2011: Naming Race: What others call us, what we call ourselves. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts! (more…)

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Originally published at El Alma Esta Escribiendo

by Francia Rocio Benson

Large clouds of smoke were darkening the sky and screams of pain, fear and helplessness were deafening the big apple. It was chaos:  Nobody knew what was happening. A cold intense fear spread across the city and on the faces of the people when they realized they were under attack; terrorists had infiltrated the country.  That heartbreaking tragedy had awakened the world on September 11, 2001. (more…)

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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, September 9, 2011: How Being Mixed Has Shaped Me. If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts! (more…)

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Here is the transcript from our TweetChat on Friday, August 26, 2011: Interracial Relationships and “Dating While Mixed.” If you didn’t get to participate and want to weigh in on this topic now, please leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

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