The Mixed race experience by Natalie and Naomi Evans Published:17 Feb 2022
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The Mixed race experience by Natalie and Naomi Evans Published:17 Feb 2022

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'Natalie and Naomi are truly inspirational thought leaders.' Sophie
Williams, author of Millennial Black and Anti-Racist Ally
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 antiracist
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.