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Kim’s Journal 1 Kim’s Journal: Multiracial Communication Kim’s Journal: Multiracial Communication Kimberly Waters Saint Leo University Building a Multiracial Society
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Kim’s Journal 2 Abstract This paper is a compilation of the various interactions I have personally encountered over a several week period. It addresses the interactions through conversations with multiple individuals that identify themselves as one or multiple races. This paper reflects on the interactions between these multiple races and how each of them views themselves, society, and individuals of other races they encounter.
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Kim’s Journal 3 Kim’s Journal: Multiracial Communication In today's society people of all races have instances come into contact with one another,  whether it is by chance or by circumstance.  All races at some point find themselves in  communication with one another. These interactions, face to face, telephonic, electronic mail, or  social networks, forces society to interact by one of these occurrences.  In this paper I am going  to address my interactions through conversations with multiple people over several time frames.   Some of the people are of many different races and some identify themselves as only one race.   Additionally, they give their perspective on how they identify themselves in a multiracial society as well as how they view other races.  I hope upon the conclusion of this paper, you will find it  as intriguing as I did.  Journal Entries Entry 1, 6 July, 2015.  I was partaking in a conversation with a female relative; I will  identify her as Ellen, in regards to two other relatives. One was a male cousin, identified as John, who was around the same age as Ellen.  The other, a younger female cousin, identified as Suzie.   As Ellen and I were discussing our family and our heritage, she burst out in laughter stating,  "Girl, what is wrong with your cousin Suzie”.  I responded asking what she meant.  Ellen  explained how she had seen some photos and a post on a social media network displaying how  proud she was to be Cape Verdean and had her family, husband, and children out at an annual  festival back home in Rhode Island.  I chuckled at the mannerisms she was displaying because  we talk with our bodies, then responded, "Oh, I seen that”.  I just shook my head and laughed.   “She is finally embracing some of her roots”.  Ellen responded with a story on how when Suzie  was younger she wrote a paper for school and was so proud to show it to our grandmother but 
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Kim’s Journal 4 her facts were all mixed up.  She had misidentified our grandfather as being the one who was  Cape Verdean and had our grandmother as black.
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