Their eyes shimmered with tears when embracing the "others."
But this gathering -- the nation's largest for multiracial people held Friday and Saturday in downtown’s Little Tokyo -- would not be graced with sadness.
"We're here to celebrate. You look around you, you see not only your identity, but countless identities," said founder Heidi Durrow of the Mixed Remixed Festival, in its third year, drawing nearly 1,000 participants.
"When someone meets someone like us, they always say, 'What are you?' ” Durrow said. “Based on our faces, they form expectations. That's why we invite them to move beyond images to hear...