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Teja Arboleda

Teja Arboleda is a man of many ethnicities who has made it his life’s work to champion diversity in his lectures, teaching, books, and documentaries. Arboleda, who is himself African-American/Native-American-Filipino-Chinese and German-Danish, grew up in Japan, lived in Germany, and has settled in the United States. Since 1992 he has advocated for diversity and inclusivity through his company Entertaining Diversity, where he is president and creative director. He is an Emmy Award-winning producer and director who directed Crossing the Line: Multiracial Comedians (2008) and Model Minority: Do the Math (2013) for PBS. He is the author of several books for adults and for children, including The Shadow of Race (1996), Jeni So Many (2013), and Mixed Feelings; Mixed Feelings: An Illustrated Guide for Biracial and Multiracial Kids and Their Families (2016). His latest publication is In the Shadow of Race . . . Again, in which Arboleda mines his experience and revisits the themes of The Shadow of Race twenty years on.

TED Talk “‘Race: Human’ The Un-Science of Race Categories"

Interview with NBC News