Waseem is a sophomore, born and raised in Kenya. A passionate dancer and food enthusiast, he plans to major in Psychology and minor in Film and Theatre. In his talk, Waseem will share his experience of being a mixed race in a homogeneous community. He discusses how biracial identities challenge society’s inherent tendency to categorize. He questions social group markers and their role in a community. Should race be a defining factor in one’s identity? What if you don’t really fit into any specific race? How do racial stereotypes affect people of mixed race? Drawing on his personal experience of not fitting into any of the two races, Waseem explores the problem of treating race as the defining aspect of one’s identity.

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