Based in liverpool and london, lou & Laura open up the conversation on the mixed race experience in the UK and around the globe

Episode 1

Episode 1

Debut episode from Laura Hesketh & Lou Mensah where we discuss identification, Meghan Markle, the Khloe Kardashian bi racial doll tweet, Steven Riley, Colin Kaepernick and more.

Meghan Markle: I'm More Than An 'Other' Suits star Meghan Markle on creating her identity and finding her voice as a mixed race woman. Originally written in July 2015 published in ELLE Magazine in 2015

Direct link to Khloe Kardashian’s Biracial Doll tweet

All Mixed Up: What do we call people of multiple backgrounds? – By Leah Donella for 

It’s quite racist to call your mixed race friends black if they don’t identify as such –  By Miranda Larby for the Guardian

Women of Colour Confront Racial Stereotypes on Film – By Marian Edusei for Refinery 29

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of the Empire by Akala
ISBN: 9781473661240  Publication date: 17thMay 2018

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch ISBN: 9781911214281 Publication date: 1stFebruary 2018

Colin Kaepernick can protest against racism even if he has white parentsBy Rebecca Carroll for the Guardian

Mixed Race Studies.Org is a non-commercial website created by Steven F. Riley that provides a gateway to interdisciplinary (sociology, psychology, history, law, anthropology, etc.) English language scholarship about the relevant issues surrounding the topic of multiracialism. 

Jared A. Ball is a Research Professor of Communication Studies in the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. and is the curator of

Episode 2

Episode 2