Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Beyond FORUMS: Intermix: Where Mixed-Race Matters

London-based Intermix not only highlights resources for the mixed-race community, it provides current, lively forums on topics ranging from Adoption and Parenting to Arts & Entertainment and Negative Media Watch. In the Around the World forum, click on “It’s not just a UK thing” and you’re directed to a page with a bold subhead: “Welcome to the Intermix forums, where mixed-race matters.” Read on, and you’ll hear from people with vastly different backgrounds who share one thing in common: they’ve experienced racism in various forms, in various places.

One member notes: “Sites like (Intermix) highlight the wrongs that are being done whilst giving us all somewhere to feel wanted and safe.” Americans of mixed-race heritage might be surprised to learn racism isn’t confined to nations like ours with tumultuous race-relations histories. Countries known for their homogeneity apparently host their own brand of prejudice that directly affects visitors or new residents who don’t quite fit in. Perhaps by participating in forums such as those hosted by Intermix, Americans of mixed-race heritage can contribute to the conversation, too, and help increase understandings on both sides of the pond.

Other areas of this comprehensive site highlight mixed-race books, celebrities, events, film, art, icons, music, news, parenting resources, and poetry. Enjoy!


Anonymous Raymond Ladebo said...


You are invited to read a fresh, fascinating and timely contribution to the current topical issue of inter-racial families.

Johnny Williams, a debonair likeable young graduate student, raised by a loving adoptive elderly couple started his life journey as an abandoned one day-old, in a basket left at a Westchester church-front. His birth mother was a teenage blond blue-eyed student who returned to her university in California; unable to find peace, even later as a professional magazine editor. Due to Johnny’s hair being peculiarly tangled from birth, he’s forced to permanently keep his hair in braids and to adopt the name DADA because he firmly believes his birth mother must have been from West Africa. His university degree course in Social Anthropology may have been subconsciously driven by his burning desire to find the mother that abandoned him at birth. His fascination with the Yoruba culture leads him on some adventurous travels with many twists and turns while he is also privileged to meet and make friends with some elderly intellectuals along the way.
JOURNEY OF HOPE OR DESTINY adopts Yoruba philosophical worldview to narrate a story that reflects the global influence of race and social construct on different cultures.

The insightful new eBook title is published by Amazon Kindle eBook. Please visit:

You may also borrow to read from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de and Amazon.fr.
It is an ideal eBook title as supplementary reading in Social Anthropology, Sociology and Humanities.

Best Regards
Raymond Ladebo

11:47 AM  

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