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The Macksey Journal

Abstract

In order to understand how fellow mix-identifying people navigate their identity, I conducted interviews and dialogue-based conversations with several mix-identifying people over the course of eight weeks. In this article, I am defining mixed as having two or more racial or ethnic identities. This Includes bi-racial and multi-racial people as well as mixes in what we would typically consider homogeneous identities such a mixed Latinx or Asian identity. The purpose of this is to escape from the western-centric idea of race and consider other aspects of identity such as nationality and culture. Through this project, I gained an understanding of how mixed identifying people come to peace with their own personal identity and the influence family and peers have on the way they connect with their racial identity.

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