Questions about Race Send a Mixed Message

Karissa Harden

Youth Radio's Karissa Harden, who is s biracial, says she's used to others making judgments about her identity and questioning her familiarity with the black experience. Karissa Harden hide caption

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Youth Radio's Karissa Harden considers why others often call her biracial identity into question.

From Paris to the Deep South, Karissa looks at black cultures and decides there is a range of experience, validating her own in the process. It's important, she says, to allow yourself to develop your own definitions.

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