In addition to being multiracial, many mixed-race Americans are also multicultural. For example, in The Nasiona’s book Mixed, Nicole Zelniker wrote about Kazu and Lynda Gomi. Kazu is Japanese, from Japan, and Lynda is a white US American. Naomi Raquel Enright is one such person, and she writes about her own experience with race and racism in her book, Strength of Soul.
Interwoven with her own story of being born to a Jewish American father and an Ecuadorian mother in La Paz, Bolivia, Naomi also proposes her own strategies for how to fight racism and introduces readers to what it is that exacerbates systemic racism in the US.
Naomi Raquel Enright is a native English and Spanish speaker and was raised in New York City. She has published several short essays, has a blog where she writes about race, and published her book, Strength of Soul, in 2019. She resides with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
This episode was produced by Julián Esteban Torres López, Aïcha Martine Thiam, and Nicole Zelniker.
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