|Rashida Jones at the Austin, TX premiere of I Love You, Man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
You were also part of a biracial family -- your father is African-American, your mother Jewish -- which was not all that common 20 or more years ago. Now there's a biracial president. Can you talk about the changes you've seen regarding multi-racialism over the years?
Like anything, it's all progress, but it's so different from when I was a kid. My parents had friends with biracial kids, the [Sidney] Poitiers, the [Sidney] Lumets. Now you see same-sex parents, biracial kids; it wasn't as prevalent then. There's still a bit of ignorance surrounding biracial -- are you black, are you white? I still get a lot of ignorant comments. Now I care less, but it used to be people were making a judgment about my family and invalidating me. Now, I can tell them to go educate themselves. I know what I am, but I do think there's a long way to go.