Research shows, the multicultural person can be left feeling unidentifiable, multiphrenic (the condition of being simultaneously drawn in multiple, conflicting directions), unauthentic, uncommitted, or even completely detached over the frustration of adjusting their identity to meet societal demands. Being Mixed hopes to provide validation for these unaddressed emotions and a guideline out of the uncertainty which accompanies these feelings.










Field Work

1 Chin, Elizabeth, and Chelsea Diaz. Proposal to Create the Multiracial & Ethnic

Collective (MREC). 2018.

2 Voices from All Related Art Collective in Hamburg, Germany


3 Abdel-Samad, Hamed. Integration Ein Protokoll Des Scheiterns. Droemer Taschenbuch, 2019.

4 Adler, Peter. Beyond Cultural Identity: Reflections on Multiculturalism. Nov. 2002, Originally published in Culture Learning, East-West Center Press, Richard Brislin, Editor, 1977, pp. 24-41, then republished Intercultural Communication edited by Larry Samovar and Richard Porter, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1976, pp. 362-378.

5 Communication Theory. “Cross Cultural Communication.” Communication Theory, Communication Theory, 25 Sept. 2014,

6 Deggans, Eric. “Learning How To Code-Switch: Humbling, But Necessary.” Code Switch, NPR, 10 Apr. 2013,

7 Demby, Gene. “How Code-Switching Explains The World.” Code Switch, NPR, 8 Apr. 2013,

8 Downie, Michelle, et al. “The Impact of Cultural Internalization and Integration on Well-Being among Tricultural Individuals.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 30, no. 3, 2004, pp. 305–314., doi:10.1177/0146167203261298.

9 DuFour, R., & Fullan, M. (2013). Cultures built to last: Systemic PLCs at workTM. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

10 Fitzsimmons, Stacey, et al. “What Makes You ‘Multicultural.’” Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Review, 2 Dec. 2019,

11 GLOBE Project. 2004, 2007 Studies – GLOBE Project, 2007,

12 Goodchilds, J. (Ed.) (1991). Psychological perspectives on human diversity in America. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

13 Holmes, Kelsey. “Cultural Appreciation vs. Cultural Appropriation: Why It Matters.” Greenheart, Greenheart International, 2016,

14 Johnson, Maisha Z. “7 Ways ‘Honoring’ Other Cultures Is Really Cultural Appropriation.” The Body Is Not an Apology, TBINAA, 31 Oct. 2019,

15 Learning, Lumen. “A Multicultural Society.” Introduction to Sociology, Lumen Learning,

16 Nittle, Nadra Kareem. “Understanding the Difference Between Race and Ethnicity.” ThoughtCo, Feb. 11, 2020,

17 Parker, Kim, et al. “Multiracial in America, Proud, Diverse and Growing in Numbers.” Pew Social Trends, Pew Research Center, 11 June 2015,

18 Peñaloza, Marisa. “’Illicit Cohabitation’: Listen To 6 Stunning Moments From Loving V. Virginia.” NPR, NPR, 12 June 2017,

19 Phinney, Jean. (1996). When We Talk about American Ethnic Groups, What Do We Mean?. American Psychologist. 51. 918-927. 10.1037/0003-066X.51.9.918.

20 Renn, Kristen A. (2008). Research on biracial and multiracial identity development: Overview and synthesis. Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company

21 Schlosser, Michael D., et al. “Improving Policing in a Multiracial Society in the United States: A New Approach.” International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS), vol. 10, no. 1, 2015, pp. 115–121.

22 Song, Sarah. “Multiculturalism.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, 12 Aug. 2016,

23 Stewart, Matthew, et al. “Multiculturalism, or Cultural Appropriation?” City Journal, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI), 6 Jan. 2020,

24 Taylor, Sonya Renee. The Body Is Not an Apology the Power of Radical Self-Love. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018.

25 Thompson, Matt. “Five Reasons Why People Code-Switch.” Code Switch, NPR, 13 Apr. 2013,

26 Voices from Online Multiracial Communities

Blended Future Project

Mixed Life Media

Two Halves Make A Whole



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