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May 1st, 2009 • Quill Archives
Now is America’s ‘biracial moment’

With demographic data showing an increasing number of Americans identifying as more than one race, and a biracial U.S. president, America may indeed be embracing its “biracial moment.” Today, more people of color who are “mixed” are choosing to step out of the boxes that used to define them, such as the old “one-drop rule.”

March 28th, 2008 • Quill Archives
The language of race

Practicing journalism in mid-Missouri poses challenges and opportunities when it comes to matters of diversity. A broadcast journalist based in Columbia (the area’s largest city) or Jefferson City (the state capital) must be able to report effectively and relate to viewers who live nearby in small towns and rural communities.