Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations - a project of the Broooklyn Historical Society - examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity.(2011-2015)
(1)neDrop – a creative presentation of portrait documentaries, photography exhibitions, and public programming, (1)ne Drop explores the other faces of blackness, created by Yaba A. Blay, Ph.D (2011 – forthcoming)
Hapa Project – a multiracial identity portraiture project documenting the many faces of “hapa” (mixed ethnic heritage with partial roots in asian and/or pacific islander ancestry) individuals through a published book, travelling photographic exhibitions, satellite community presentations, and online communities, by artist Kip Fulbeck (2001 – ongoing)
Question Bridge: Black Males – a transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America through video mediated question and answer exchange, online forums, and interactive exhibitions, created by Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair (1996, 2008 –ongoing)
Signified – A web series and multiplatform documentary on artists, activists, and cultural workers of the LGBTQ community, created by Anna Barsan and Jessie Levandov (2011- ongoing)
Raizin in the Sun – A documentary project by Creative Control about the multicultural life of Lila Anton, her memories from Japan and experiences in NYC. Lila is also a participant of Evoking the Mulatto - (2011 - ongoing)
A Question of Color (1993) – Documentary film produced and directed by Kathe Sandler, taking a sensitive look at skin color politics and “color consciousness” within the black community. Black is… Black Ain’t (1994) – Documentary film about the myriads of black experiences and the diversity of the black community in connection with a personal journey through black identity, directed by Marlon Riggs. RACE - The Power of an Illusion (2003) - California Newsreel’s 3-part documentary about race in society, science, and history - interactive online companion.
Dark Girls (2011) Documentary by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture. Who is Black in America? (2012) CNN multi-part documentary by Soledad O’Brien Race 2012 (2012) PBS Documentary about race and politics in the United States
(Personal narratives - fiction and nonfiction on mixed identity)
Lisa Jones, "Bulletproof Diva: Tales of Race, Sex, and Hair," Doubleday, NY: 1994.
James McBride, "The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother," The Berkley Publishing Group, NY: 1996.
Danzy Senna, "Caucasia: A Novel," The Berkley Publishing Group, NY: 1998.
Rebecca Walker, "Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self," The Berkley Publishing Group, NY: 2001.
(Collections of Poetry and Short Stories)
Adebe DeRango-Adem and Andrea Thompson, ed. "Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out," Inanna Publications and Education, Inc., Toronto: 2010.
Chandra Prasad, ed. "Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience," W.W. Norton & Co., NY: 2006.
Natasha Trethewey, "Domestic Work," Graywolf Press, MN: 2000.
Michelle Alexander, “The New Jim Crow” The New Press, NY: 2012. Suki Ali, "Mixed-Race, Post-Race: Gender, New Ethnicities and Cultural Practices," Berg Publisher, NY: 2003.
Rosemary Coombe, "The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation, and the Law," Duke University Press, NC: 1998.
Kimberle Crenshaw, "Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement," The New Press, NY: 1995.
F. James Davis, "Who is Black? One Nation’s Definition," The Pennsylvania State University Press, PA: 1991.
Caroline Bond Day & Earnest Albert Hooton, “A Study of Some Negro-White Families in the United States,” Peabody Museum of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: 1932.
Baz Dreisinger, "Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture," University of Massachusetts Press, MA: 2008.
Michele Elam, "The Souls of Mixed Race Folk, Race, Politics and Aesthetics in the New Millennium," Stanford University Press, CA: 2011.
Kevin R. Johnson, ed. "Mixed Race America and the Law: A Reader," NYU Press, NY: 2003.
Cyrus E. Phillips IV, “Miscegenation: The Courts and the Constitution,” 8 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 133 (1966), http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/wmlr/vol8/iss1/7.
Kerry Ann Rockquemore and David L. Brunsma, “Social Embedded Identities: Theories, Typologies, and Processes of Racial Identity among Black/White Biracials.” The Sociological Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 3. (University of California Press, Berkeley: 2002)
David R. Roediger, ed. "Black on White: Black Writers on What it Means to be White," Schocken Books, Inc., NY: 1998.
Susan Saulny, “For Mixed Family, Old Racial Tensions Remain Part of Life,” in The New York Times, (NY, 12 Oct 2011), http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us/for-mixed-family-old-racial-tensions-remain-part-of-life.html?pagewanted=all.
Werner Sollors, "Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature," Oxford University Press, USA: 1997.
Deborah Willis, ed. "Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography," The New Press, NY: 1994.
George Yancey, "Who is White? Latinos, Asians, and the New Black/Nonblack Divide," Lynne Rienner, CO: 2003.