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President's half sister speaks on her mixed-race experience

Jun 17, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
At L.A.'s Japanese American National Museum, hosting a photo exhibit on multiracial children, Maya Soetoro-Ng talks about her long journey from feeling that she didn't fit in anywhere to feeling like a citizen of the world.

Growing up in Indonesia, Maya Soetoro-Ng often felt too American. Although she adored her native land's traditional gamelan music and shadow puppets, spiced cuisine and Hindu epics, her manner was too loud, too irreverent — hallmarks, she said, of being raised by a strong American mother.

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