I’m just getting out on the circuit to promote ANGELS MAKE THEIR HOPE HERE, my novel that is set in an imagined community. It is set in a fictional, but plausible, mixed race community – or as I prefer to describe it: a tri-racial community or a community of people with an harmonious soup of European, African and Native American heritage. Thus far in talks, Ive gotten a tick of surprise at the tri-racial. Well what are we talking about when we say that an individual is “mixed race”?