Saturday, April 25, 2020

Shaun King: The Launch of "Woke Folks", August 2, 2017

Interracialism: Biracials Learning About African American Culture (B.L.A.A.C.) with Dr. Zebulon Miletsky

 ‘Interracialism: Biracials Learning About African American Culture (B.L.A.A.C.)’ with Dr. Zebulon Miletsky. February 19th 4:00PM-5:30PM Melville Library, Central Reading Room, Stony Brook University A discussion of #interracialism and #interracialmarriage, and the phenomenon of “#antiblackness”—identity and #mixedrace in the 21st century, and the possible stakes for those who identify as multiracial and biracial—in these politically divided times. #Forward 👊🏽

Monday, October 10, 2016

Research on Biracial Students

My name is Maria Gadsden and I am a graduate student at Claremont Graduate University. I am conducting researching on Biracial students with one Black parent inspired by my daughter.  I am looking for participants to take my 30 question survey. Participants are middle school age, high school age, and young adults 30 years old and younger. 

The following is a link to my survey:
Your time and consideration are very much appreciated.


Maria G Gadsden

Thursday, May 12, 2016

TedX Talk: Tracing Your Routes

Dr. Zebulon Miletsky discusses his journey through the multiple worlds of race and identity as he shares his experiences with researching his own family genealogy, the various "routes" this process led him to and how "tracing your routes" can lead to more than just knowledge about your background--it's about how we treat one another along those "routes". 

Dr. Zebulon Miletsky teaches African-American History at Stony Brook University where he is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies. He is the author of numerous articles, essays and most recently a book chapter that appeared in the anthology “Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority” which traces the contested meanings throughout history of terminology for multiracial people and the role that this historical legacy of “naming” plays into how President Obama is read as African American, but still asserts a strategic biracial identity through the use of language, symbols, and interactions with the media. Miletsky who is half-Jewish (white) and African-American/Afro-Caribbean, has done a great deal of genealogical research for a book manuscript in progress and is in the process of researching his own family tree. He lives in Brooklyn.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mixed Race People Are Changing The Face Of America

Mixed Race People Are Changing The Face Of America

Since the U.S. Census Bureau started collecting data on mixed race people in 2000, the category has grown by 32 percent. How do multiracial Americans define themselves and how are they changing the face of the country?
Originally aired on October 4, 2013