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"I confuse a lot of people!": A look at racial incongruence
We generally assume that people see us, racially speaking, in the way we see ourselves, that if I see myself as "Black," say, or "Asian American," that others do too. But what about people for whom that identity alignment isn't in place? The mixed-race man who is often identified as White? The phenotypically Asian American woman who is "culturally Black"? How does that experience of misalignment - or "racial incongruence" - shape a person's experiences and relationships? And how can parents, teachers, and other caregivers support a young person in these circumstances? Join us for discussion and insights with some folks who, in one way or another, have lived this reality - and come prepared to throw your own questions, thoughts, and experiences into the mix.

Dec 18, 2018 8:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Riana Elyse Anderson
Professor @University of Michigan School of Public Health
Riana Elyse Anderson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. She earned her PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Virginia, was a Clinical and Community Psychology Intern at Yale University’s School of Medicine, and was an Applied Psychology Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Riana developed and directs the EMBRace program for Black adolescents and families and loves to translate her work via blogs, video, and literary articles.
Casey Budd
Influencer @CBUDD on YouTube
Casey Budd, popularly known as ‘CBUDD’, is a multi-faceted content creator. Casey is known for her sense of fashion, health conscious wisdom, adventurous travels, and culture identity topics. These various subjects can be found mainly on her YouTube channel which currently has around 50,000 subscribers and over 5.4 million channel views. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia working full-time as a creative entrepreneur.
Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson wrote “Too Much Soul” to tell a unique story about being adopted from Seoul, Korea by an African American family and growing up in Jackson, MS. Along her journey she has discovered that as unique as her circumstances may be her life resonated with so many others that no longer want to be placed in society’s box of what type of person we should be based solely on the color of our skin, gender, age, religion, etc.