Chandra Crane is the National Coordinator for Mixed Ministry. She is a multiethnic/multicultural/transracial adoptee: ethnically Thai and white with white and Black cultural roots. Growing up in the Southwest and now happily transplanted to the Deep South, she is passionate about diversity and family. She spent fifteen years on campus with Graduate & Faculty Ministries and enjoys reading, napping, and cheerfully defying stereotypes. Chandra is married to a delightfully nerdy civil engineer and mom to two spunky daughters.
Some of us are multiethnic with a “white and—” ethnic story. What does it mean to have this complicated family history? What does it mean to reject the harms of whiteness without losing a part of ourselves? Use these reflections to ask these questions and explore the “Mixed and white” experience.
With her mixed multiethnic and multicultural background, Chandra Crane has keenly felt the otherness of never quite fitting in. Join her as she interviews guests, has lively and honest discussions and helps us to find out how a mixed identity can be a blessing.
In thinking about mixed ethnic identity, what does it mean to be a “mixed blessing?” Use these two reflections (alone or in groups) to ask this question and sit at the feet of our Brown, multiethnic, Middle Eastern/North African savior, listening to what he has to say about how we have been made for good.
Listen to the stories of two InterVarsity Latina/o staff as they share their experience of being multiethnic, Mixed people. Then use the guided reflection to see how their stories illuminate your own Mixed experience and/or those of your Mixed family and friends.