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StoryCorps Boston: Sisters Defy Categorization By Race

Orpha Rivera, left, with her older sister, Kathleen Rivera Cruz (Courtesy StoryCorps)

Orpha Rivera, left, with her older sister, Kathleen Rivera Cruz (Courtesy StoryCorps)

Our series of conversations about race continues with Orpha Rivera and Kathleen Rivera Cruz. The children of Dominican parents, Orpha and older sister Kathleen grew up in Texas, where schoolmates were unable to identify the sisters’ race.

StoryCorps Boston is produced by WBUR’s George Hicks.

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  • http://www.kleendrybh.com Air Duct Cleaning Kendall

    Your blog post is inspiration for me to find out more about this topic.

  • FlyButterfly

    Two lovely HUMANS ! That’s really all the ‘racial’ information needed. I ALWAYS write HUMAN when filling in forms that ask for race!

    • steff

      Yes, it is unfortunate the left wingers need to identify everyone by race.
      They are either doing that or they are calling people racists if someone doesn’t agree with their politics.

  • Thepurpleinpinkandpurplepalace

    But we could always identify you as cool!

  • JaNiece!

    !!

  • Tiffany

    I would love to have this conversation on my blogtalkradio show called Mixed Race Radio. I am currently reading a book by Dr. Dorothy Roberts called Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century. OMG. Who knew!!! Check us out weekly every Wednesday from 12:00-12:45pm and we are facebook.
    @biracialcoach:disqus 

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