Voices of the In-Between (Growing Up Biracial Pt. 1)

Written and Media by Mary Todd Christian


The topic of race is still prevalent today in our culture. Even though our country greatly progressed, I think we can look at the unrest in Ferguson and even to the recent events at Mizzou, and see conflicts of race are probably always going to be a relevant issue that’s not going to die down anytime soon. However, the issue isn’t always “black and white” and this is because some individuals who are facing acts of racism or racial tension aren’t strictly African American. I had the opportunity to meet with two Greenville students LaRyssa Herrington and Jasmine Bavaro who are both biracial. They were able to give me some insight into what it’s like being, in a sense, stuck between two cultures. In Part 1 of my interview with them, they gave me a little information on their background and some of the frustrations they specifically face as biracial women.

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