All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture
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All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture
This curated blog scoops topics that address critical mixed-race studies debates. The blog is intended to inform and foster dialogue on multiracial identity and cross-cultural relationships.
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How Slavery Changed the DNA of African Americans — Pacific Standard

How Slavery Changed the DNA of African Americans — Pacific Standard | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Widespread sexual exploitation before the Civil War strongly influenced the genetic make-up of essentially all African Americans alive…
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Best practices: 10 Tips to Curate Content like a Rockstar


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It is guide for Basics about Content Curation

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"Generation Mix:" Is All This Talk of "Multiracialism" An Advance?

"Generation Mix:" Is All This Talk of "Multiracialism" An Advance? | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Artist, activist and creator of the multimedia comic book Hafrocentric Juliana "Jules" Smith and Dr. Rainier Spencer, author of Reproducing Race: The Paradox...
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Dr. Spencer is right.  Pay attention and think about how "Generation Mix" is in some aspects a promotion of white supremacy.  What gets privileged in this rhetoric? Who benefits from the promotion to claim a mixed race identity?

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The Likely Persistence of a White Majority: What Should Be the Focus of Documenting American Identity

The Likely Persistence of a White Majority:  What Should Be the Focus of Documenting American Identity | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
How Census Bureau statistics have misled thinking about the American future.
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The "One-Drop" Rule continues to be the core of the multiracial debate regardless of racial admixtures.  The Black-White mix is still the core of the debate in 2016.  How are scholars in Critical Mixed Race Studies building out from this binary?  I ask, because I am still pondering the Black-Asian mix within the Mixed Race Identity discourse.

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How Rachel Dolezal Just Made Things Harder for Those of Us Who Don't "Look Black"

How Rachel Dolezal Just Made Things Harder for Those of Us Who Don't "Look Black" | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Because I appear white to most people, I already get asked the dumbest questions you can imagine about race. Now it’s only going to get worse.

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Misty Copeland

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Misty Copeland (1982- ), an American classical ballet dancer, in 2015 became the first Black American woman ever to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). That makes her one of the top ballerinas at one of the top classical ballet companies in the world! Mikhail Baryshnikov was a principal at ABT.

 

In the US, ballet is mainly seen as a White thing. Accordingly, many assume that rail-thin White women make the best ballerinas. But, as Copeland herself has shown, that comes from prejudice, not from the demands of the art.

 

Copeland did not start ballet till age 13. Many professionals start at age three. Yet she could do in months what took most girls years of practice.

 

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“Sweetness” - The New Yorker

“Sweetness” - The New Yorker | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

New fiction by Toni Morrison addresses the "throwback" gene and colorism. Let's talk about Colorism!

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The nonfiction films "Dark Girls" and "Light Girls" opened up the discourse.  It is time to talk in open spaces about colorism and the need for healing.

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10 Things Multiracial Americans Are Tired of Hearing

10 Things Multiracial Americans Are Tired of Hearing | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
"Are you sure that's what you are?"
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I agree with the author of this article: "...it's time to let multiracial people steer the conversation, instead of constantly having other[s] who lack their lived experience define what they are, what they're not and what they can be."

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Tracee Ellis Ross interview with The Breakfast Club - DJ Envy and Charlamagne - Must See!

Tracee Ellis Ross interview with The Breakfast Club - DJ Envy and Charlamagne - Must See! | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Tracee Ellis Ross on being interracial. Girlfriends and Black-ish on Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club
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Ms. Ross discusses her new role in Black'ish, and the importance of not shying away from such controversial topics, like race, culture, and identity.  If you have not seen Black'ish, you need to watch it, stream it and DVR it.  Black'ish is a must-have conversation in 2014!  Don't sleep on it.

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WATCH: The Trailer For ABC's New Sitcom 'Blackish'

WATCH: The Trailer For ABC's New Sitcom 'Blackish' | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
The announcement of ABC's Fall 2014 schedule -- and Shonda Rhimes' monopoly of the network's Thursday night primetime slots -- already gave us something to look forward to.

But ABC is offering up more good news with the release of the trailer fo...
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I will be watching this television series this fall. Mark your calendars!

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Critical Mixed Race Studies 2014: "Global Mixed Race”

Critical Mixed Race Studies 2014: "Global Mixed Race” | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

"...Global Mixed Race, the third biennial Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, will be hosted at DePaul University in Chicago, November 13th-15th, 2014. It will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines around the world to facilitate a conversation about the transnational, transdisciplinary, and transracial field of Critical Mixed Race Studies."


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The Rise and Change of the English Major

The Rise and Change of the English Major | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
It happens almost like clockwork at the end of the spring semester and beginning of the fall: the New York Times publishes another blog post lamenting something about college English education, usu...
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I read this article and wanted to share it.  It has everything to do with remaining relevant to ever-changing workplace/job market.  Read on...

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Wake Up! Stark reminders that racism persists and denial of it does not resolve the problem!

Wake Up! Stark reminders that racism persists and denial of it does not resolve the problem! | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

June 12 was Loving Day.
What’s that? The day that, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision allowing interracial marriages between whites and nonwhites.

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Very blog reminding us that we still have work to do.  I will continue to do my part as an educator this summer and the upcoming academic year.  We cannot let our hands rest on such important work.

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple (Just Posting, not Supporting this View)

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple (Just Posting, not Supporting this View) | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why. Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device. 16 years later…
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Afro-Asian History: Black Orientalism

Afro-Asian History: Black Orientalism | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

"Afro-Asian History: Black Orientalism":  A previous post on Afro-Asian alliances earlier today dealt more with the way in which black activists coded Asians as black due to the historical negrification [...] This post is different.

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The investigation of modern AfroAsian history has to start somewhere and this Tumblr article is a good read.  

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In memoriam: David Bowie

In memoriam: David Bowie | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

David Bowie (1947-2016) passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 69. According to the comments on this blog: He is best known as the husband of Iman Abdulmajid, a black supermodel. She escaped from Africa at age 12.  Continue reading...


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Is Blasian Dating an Answer for Single Black Women? #BlasianLove

Is Blasian Dating an Answer for Single Black Women? #BlasianLove | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Interracial dating and marriage are more popular today than they have ever been.  According to various studies, millennials certainly see race much differently than every previous generation in…
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This article suggests that it is more than question of whether Single Black women should date Asian.  The article opens up the discourse to address the factors that contribute to why these two marginalized groups are not considered in conversations about love, marriage, and family.  Let's discuss...

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Interesting article that presents the question, but the question is not necessarily the best way to engage in a discussion about the attraction that exists between Black women and Asian men.  After spending some time with this topic for my research and writing, I conclude that this conversation should be ongoing and encouraging.  Let's not ignore the external factors that feed into why these two marginalized groups are not considered in discussions of dating, marriage, and family.

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Interracial Couples Share The Insults They’ve Experienced In Insightful Photo Series

Interracial Couples Share The Insults They’ve Experienced In Insightful Photo Series | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it

Interracial dating shouldn’t be taboo, but some people who date outside their race aresometimes ostracized.
 

Donna Pinckley told The Huffington Post that she is standing up for these couples with her photo series titled “Sticks and Stones.” The Arkansas-based photography professor began the project in May 2014.

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I think they're cute. 


HT @Charles Franklin@TheCharlesiWas 

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Rachel Dolezal breaks her silence on TODAY: 'I identify as black' - Staged Political Act to Discuss Race in America?

Rachel Dolezal breaks her silence on TODAY: 'I identify as black' - Staged Political Act to Discuss Race in America? | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Rachel Dolezal, the ex-NAACP chapter president who was accused of pretending to be black, speaks to Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview.
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Is #RachelDolezal's "passing" a staged political act to get folks talking about race and identity?  If so, do not expect an apology from her.  The performance is deliberate and is intended to offend "some" folks (maybe not the right folks).

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Multiracial Asian Families: Reflections on the 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

Multiracial Asian Families: Reflections on the 2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
As African American historian/author/dept chair Arwin D. Smallwood adeptly pointed out to me in conversation, there is a difference between what he calls "old mixing" and "new mixing." Mixing is not new. It has been around as long as people have been around. The "critical" part of Critical Mixed Studies means treading carefully, thoughtfully and respectfully. It means not operating ahistorically
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Writer Mitchell Marchand Hopes 'Black-Ish' Doesn't' Get Compared To Past Sitcoms - ComedyHype.Com | Urban Comedy ReFueled

Writer Mitchell Marchand Hopes 'Black-Ish' Doesn't' Get Compared To Past Sitcoms - ComedyHype.Com | Urban Comedy ReFueled | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Every generation seems to have had their sitcoms and TV series that spoke directly to its audience at the time. 30 years ago The Cosby Show did just that when it premiered, and now new series Black-ish can be on the path to make its own mark on culture and society. But are we doing the show a disservice by comparing it to the many past sitcoms?
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Too add to Mr. Marchand's comments, re-visit, re-watch, and pay attention to the show's nuances.  The writing on this show is "tight."  Don't miss out on this good TV.

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People often assume that as a white female, I don't have to deal with racism. And they're right -- I don't.

People often assume that as a white female, I don't have to deal with racism. And they're right -- I don't. | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
Somebody recently told me that this picture, originally part of the #ITooAmWakeForest campaign (which you can find here: was incorporated into an article somebody published on the website Total Sor...
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I'm Watching This: ABC's New Sitcom 'Blackish'

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From Harlem to Shenzhen: One Jamaican-Chinese Woman’s Quest to Find Her Family

Growing up in New York’s Harlem, Paula Williams Madison knew she had a Chinese grandfather, even though she had never met him. She always intended to track down her mother’s father and learn the full story of her multi-ethnic Jamaican-Chinese family.
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Chinese Workers in Africa Who Marry Locals Face Puzzled Reception at Home

Chinese Workers in Africa Who Marry Locals Face Puzzled Reception at Home | All Mixed Up: The Cross-Cultural in Literature, Film, Drama, and Pop Culture | Scoop.it
In response to a growing gender imbalance in their home country, Chinese men look elsewhere to find partners
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The powers that be did not configure what will happen after implementing laws that lessen the presence of women in their society.  Chinese men seek partners outside of their ethnicity.

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The powers that be did not configure what will happen after implementing laws that lessen the presence of women in their society.  Chinese men seek partners outside of their race and ethnicity.