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Living in Ambiguity with Carl Olsen

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Carl is a regular guest on Mixed Race Radio and self- identifies as Japanese and White. Originally Carl was going to discuss his experience being marked as white on a traffic ticket (that I got for speeding…).

Now however, I have invited Carl on to the show to discuss his thesis entitled, “Living in Ambiguity: Perceptions of Mixed Race and the Mixed Race Experience at Colorado State University.”

In addition, Carl is  conducting interviews with CSU students who self identify as having two or more races, checked the multiracial box on the admission form, and/or self-identify as mixed/multi/biracial.  Hopefully, this data will help Carl to  develop a model for creating a “Mixed Race Resource Center” of some sort, modeled after centers such as Black/African-American Cultural Centers, Asian/Pacific American Cultural Centers, etc. Carl is also serving as the advisor for SHADES of CSU, the mixed-race student organization on campus.

Carl has a perception survey to administer, and it's one question: When you think of a mixed race/biracial/multiracial individual, what 5 words or phrases would you use to describe them?

I thought we could help him.