“As a kid, I was always told that by the time I grew up, we’d be past conversations on mixed race,” Jeneé Osterheldt writes. “But here we are, talking about the recent outrage over a mixed actress playing Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic. (What, she’s not black enough?) Or the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot with Sue and Johnny Storm as interracial siblings. Or Cameron and Mitchell adopting a Vietnamese daughter on ‘Modern Family.’ And let’s not forget the backlash over the mixed family in the Cheerios commercial.”
“As a kid, I was always told that by the time I grew up, we’d be past conversations on mixed race,” Jeneé Osterheldt writes. “But here we are, talking about the recent outrage over a mixed actress playing Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic. (What, she’s not black enough?) Or the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot with Sue and Johnny Storm as interracial siblings. Or Cameron and Mitchell adopting a Vietnamese daughter on ‘Modern Family.’ And let’s not forget the backlash over the mixed family in the Cheerios commercial.” File photo
“As a kid, I was always told that by the time I grew up, we’d be past conversations on mixed race,” Jeneé Osterheldt writes. “But here we are, talking about the recent outrage over a mixed actress playing Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic. (What, she’s not black enough?) Or the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot with Sue and Johnny Storm as interracial siblings. Or Cameron and Mitchell adopting a Vietnamese daughter on ‘Modern Family.’ And let’s not forget the backlash over the mixed family in the Cheerios commercial.” File photo

Mixed roots, common bonds

July 21, 2014 4:28 PM