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Racial Mixing


Sep 27 2016


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Duke Center for Multicultural Affairs

0010 Bryan Center, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC

Racial Mixing- Blasians and Binary Paradigms

Racial Mixing: Blasians and Binary Paradigms

A Discussion with Myra Washington

Join us for a discussion with Professor Myra Washington about the fluidity of racial identities and the limitations of binary racial paradigms. Blasians (Black & Asian mixed race people) belong to more than one community and have multiple histories and experiences. What are the processes that give meaning to Blasian identity? How do Blasians challenge and destabilize current racial discourses, creating spaces for themselves and spoiling narratives that frame multiracial people? This discussion will be moderated by Layla Brown, Ph.D., a recent graduate of Duke University’s doctoral program in Cultural Anthropology.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, and the Department of African and African American Studies.


Myra Washington

University of New Mexico

Myra Washington is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Washington's teaching and research interests are in critical media and cultural studies, rhetoric, and both Asian American and African American studies. Her work revolves around representations of race, mixed-race, gender,…...

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