Monday, March 31, 2008

Obama and the Multiracial debate

There's an interesting piece in today's New York Times on how Obama's speech in Philadelphia has sparked discussion on multi-racial identity. Being mixed, this is not a new conversation, but one that is now taking center stage in US politics.

U.S. / Politics
Who Are We? New Dialogue on Mixed Race
Published: March 31, 2008
Many multiracial Americans say Barack Obama’s speech about race rang with a special significance in their ears.

Be sure to check out the video discussion by university mixed race students.

In other news, our blog was picked up by AFSA's Foreign Service Magazine highlighting the use of Google's blogger tools! Pretty cool!

It's spring here and I need to finish our taxes. We depart for Yekaterinburg in just 3 weeks and the reality of packing up again is settling in. YUCK! I don't mind the boxes as much as the exhausting task of finding your new favorite spots and leaving behind a strong set of friends.

Lots of fun pictures to post from Moscow after I finish those pesky taxes!!

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