Census 2000 was the first time that Americans could mark more than one race. Today in states like California and Washington,
more multiracial babies are born than any other race but Caucasian. Despite this dramatic trend, there is little awareness of the
unique challenges and opportunities that confront multiracial youth and families in our society.
Studies show that our society's lack of awareness has a negative impact on the self-esteem and health of multiracial children.
As their numbers grow, what can we do to raise awareness of their needs?
On April 4, 2005, five multiracial young people will embark on an ambitious 8,000-mile trek across the U.S. to raise awareness
of America's multiracial baby boom. As they wind their way around the nation, the 26-foot Generation MIX R.V. will stop in 17 cities,
working with local community and college campus organizations to host exciting activities.
Our goal is for this ambitious Tour to raise awareness of mixed race people and the resources that are available to support them as well as
to strengthen local multiracial organizations so they can better serve their communities. Finally, by reaching over 250,000 people, we hope
to launch a national dialogue about mixed race!