24 July 2008

The Hapa Project

It's been a few months since I had any hapa-related content, but I've found something good to make up for the long wait. Turns out this guy, Kip Fulbeck, made a book about hapas. Each page is a different mixed-race person and their answer to "who are you?" It's called The Hapa Project.




The guy is on a book tour and he's going to be in Del Mar later in August. Here are the details:

August 19th, 2008
Artist Talk & Book Signing - 7:00 PM
The Book Works, Del Mar, CA
858.755.3735

UPDATE: this appearance has been cancelled due to illness.

Here's some interesting hapa trivia for you:
  • Interracial marriages were illegal until 1967.
  • The US Census conducted in 2000 was the first census where people could identify themselves as more than one race.*
  • When the census was tallied - 1.6 million people reported being half-asian.


* Let me tell ya, most forms out there have yet to catch up. If I'm lucky, there's a box for "Other."

2 comments:

paula said...

okay I expect a picture of you with him!

James said...

Very cool...