In the Mix
Mixed Race is the fastest growing minority in America. The arts have opened up new ideas through colorblind casting, fusion in music, the visual arts and literature. Just as each racial/ethnic group influences and changes artistic styles and movements, Mixed Race artists help to create fusion and bridges cultural and traditional differences. Hosted and produced by Dmae Roberts, In the Mix was a personal exploration of Mixed Race. Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges and bringing to light interracial issues and themes, Roberts took listeners on a journey to understanding what it means to be of Mixed Race. This special featured artists of all different disciplines and races. The documentary featured Lou Diamond Phillips, writer Lisa See, playwright Heather Raffo, conceptual artist/writer damali ayo, poet Robert Karimi, musican Phillip Blanchett, visual artist Phyllis Fast, Oregon Shakespeare actor Demetra Pittman and Thomas Lauderdale of the band Pink Martini.