This is a blog by students at Harvey Mudd College’s Asian American Mixed Race Experience Class. These are the reflections and sentiments of students thinking about and engaging in the Mixed Race Experience course.
This course looks at Asian American Mixed Race Experience through history, literature, video, film, visual art and contemporary pop culture. We will examine the diversity of Asian American mixed race identities and racial formation and identifications in the United States; gender and sexuality; pervasive stereotypes; family; ethnic and interethnic communities. This class will examine the socio-political implications of mixed race identities and honor the voices of the mixed race communities and cultural expression. We will investigate the social and political struggles for recognition including the campaign for a multiracial census category and the mutability of race in media and pop culture. We will explore how gender race, sexuality, class, ability/disability intersect and interact and how the experiences of mixed race Asian Americans operate as a cross-platform interchange.