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  • Published: 17 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9781473594500
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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The Mixed Race Experience




What it's really like to be mixed race in Britain today

FROM THE CREATORS OF @EVERYDAYRACISM_

'Natalie and Naomi are truly inspirational thought leaders.' Sophie Williams, author of Anti-Racist Ally and Millennial Black?
· What are the challenges of living between different cultures or identifying with one and not the other?

· How do you negotiate two worlds when you may not feel fully accepted in either?

· What are the challenges of being in a mixed race relationship and starting a family?

· How you do manage the stark reality of racism within your own family?


In the last census, Britain recorded over 1.2 million people who identified as mixed race. 6% of children under the age of 5 identify as mixed race, a higher number than any other Black and ethnic minority group in the country. So, why is it so hard for mixed race people to navigate their identity?

In The Mixed Race Experience, Natalie and Naomi Evans, founders of the anti-racist activist platform, Everyday Racism, share their experiences of growing up mixed race in Britain, how they continue to process, understand and learn about their identity and use their privilege to advocate for change, as well as addressing the privileges and complexities of being mixed race in Britain today.

Weaving in real life stories from people in the UK who identify as being mixed race, are in a mixed race relationship or are raising mixed race children, practical advice and research to dispel common myths and stereotypes, this book is for anyone who needs help navigating a world that still struggles to understand mixed race people. From what it's like to grow up in a majority white area and handling racism in your own family to understanding colourism, navigating mixed race microaggressions and internalised racism, this book is a thought provoking, sensitive, challenging and deeply moving look at identity and belonging.

  • Published: 17 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9781473594500
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
Categories:

About the author

Angela Nissel

Angela Nissel was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in medical anthropology. She later started a dotcom, Okayplayer.com, which is still alive and well, but she left it permanently to the care of its cofounder after The Broke Diaries was published. She decided to pursue writing full time and finally ventured out of Philadelphia to Hollywood.

Upon arriving in Hollywood, she learned that just because people call themselves producers and say they can give you a job writing the screenplay of your book, it doesn’t mean they can. Broke, she put a few possessions on eBay; the winning bidder on one item was an executive at Warner Brothers who had read The Broke Diaries and who then introduced Nissel to her television literary agent. This agent sent copies of The Broke Diaries to everyone hiring comedy writers, and soon Nissel had numerous job offers. She accepted a position as a staff writer on NBC’s medical comedy, Scrubs. She’s been there for four years and is currently consulting producer of the show.

This is the only job she’s had where her medical anthropology degree has come in handy.

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